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À peine j'ouvre les yeux (2015)

Unrated | | Drama | 23 December 2015 (France)
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A few months before the revolution in Tunisia, 18 year-old Farah has a passion for life and sings in a political rock band. Her mother, knowing the dangers of Tunisia, wants her to pursue a career as a doctor.


Leyla Bouzid
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Baya Medhaffer ... Farah
Ghalia Benali Ghalia Benali ... Hayet
Montassar Ayari Montassar Ayari ... Borhène
Lassaad Jamoussi Lassaad Jamoussi ... Mahmoud
Aymen Omrani ... Ali
Deena Abdelwahed Deena Abdelwahed ... Inès
Youssef Soltana Youssef Soltana ... Ska - le batteur
Marwen Soltana Marwen Soltana ... Sami
Najoua Mathouthi Najoua Mathouthi ... Ahlem
Younes Ferhi Younes Ferhi ... Moncef
Fethi Akkari Fethi Akkari ... Ighal - le poète du bar (as Fathi Akkeri)
Salwa Mohamed Ali Salwa Mohamed Ali ... Hamida (as Saloua Mohamed)
Kais Klaia Kais Klaia ... Le chauffeur de taxi
Touafik Hammami Touafik Hammami ... Le gardien
Wajdi Cherif Wajdi Cherif ... Le dragueur


Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah, 18 years-old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn't think the same way. She sings in a political rock band. She has a passion for life, gets drunk, discovers love and her city by night against the will of her mother Hayet, who knows Tunisia and its dangers too well.

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Arabic | French

Release Date:

23 December 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dieu protège ma fille See more »

Filming Locations:

Tunis, Tunisia See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,189, 11 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,924, 2 December 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In a scene when Farah talks with her father in a restaurant in the background we can see Nouri Bouzid who is the father of Layla Bouzid and he is also a famous director in Tunisia. See more »


After The Accident/ Après l'accident
Composed and Arranged by Khyam Allami
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What a joke!
4 June 2017 | by BasicLogicSee all my reviews

This is terrible film actually about nothing at all. What we got here is an ugly young girl who thought she got singing talent and wanted to stick with a bunch of yoyos who put together a terrible band and she's the leading singer. My God, what a lousy voice she got? Almost a tune deaf. The songs she sang in this film were so ear-sore and the stupid screenplay even made her sing one of the lousy songs twice in some night club and everybody applauded for her terrible singing. Jesus, what a joke! There's nothing special about this movie, just a brainless stupid young woman dreaming about having a singing career in Tunisia. Were those Tunisians tone-deaf? The band actually was better than her singing. A stupid young girl was so wild and out of control of herself until was threatened by the plain-cloth cops. There was nothing to see in this stupid film, just wasting your time. We sat there with patience, wished something would have finally turned out, but what we got in the end was a big NADA!

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