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Mustafa Z (2017)

Mustafa, a 44 year old Tunisian, is preparing for a day and night out of the ordinary on the eve of the second round of free presidential elections in 2014 in Tunisia..


Nidhal Chatta


Sophia Haoues (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Abdelmonem Chouayet Abdelmonem Chouayet ... Mustafa Z
Fatma Nasser ... Farah
Issa Harrath Issa Harrath ... Guard of the towing company (as Aissa Harrath)
Férid Memmich Férid Memmich ... Minister of State
Sabri Khiari Sabri Khiari ... Malek
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Narjess Ben Ammar Narjess Ben Ammar ... Police officer
Tawfik Bahri Tawfik Bahri ... Gas Station attendant
Faouziya Boumaiza Faouziya Boumaiza ... Mother
Mohamed Grayaâ Mohamed Grayaâ ... Car park worker
Rania Jdidi Rania Jdidi ... Boss (as Rania Jedidi)
Sabri Jendoubi Sabri Jendoubi ... Tow truck worker
Aref Khemaissi Aref Khemaissi ... Dentist


His marriage is on the rocks as he lives with constant criticism about his lack of ambition and unassuming character from his wife, Farah, yet his nightmare is just about to begin. Whilst getting ready in the bathroom, one of his teeth falls out.Then on the school run, Malek, his teenage son, insults him with scathing remarks. Next his work day begins with his instant dismissal : he will never again present the news on the radio. He seeks calm by shutting himself at home where he falls asleep. On waking he notes with dismay that there is blood in his urine but no time to angst as he must rush to pick up Malek to take him to his after school classes. He then suddenly runs out of fuel and has to abandon his car in search of petrol. On his return he discovers that his car is missing: it is about to be impounded . He tries in vain to bribe municipal officials, exasperated in the face of adversity, he attempts one last gesture of rebellion and locks himself in the car only to be towed away... Written by Liz Worral

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Release Date:

28 February 2018 (Tunisia) See more »

Filming Locations:

Tunis, Tunisia

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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