6.8/10
993
3 user 41 critic

À peine j'ouvre les yeux (2015)

Unrated | | Drama | 23 December 2015 (France)
Trailer
1:56 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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.

Director:

Leyla Bouzid
6 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Inhebek Hedi (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Hedi, a young man with great dream, is struggling his way through social conventions in Tunisia. While his mother tries to decide his life for him, Hedi meets Rim and suddenly he discovers that his world goes beyond and above conventions.

Director: Mohamed Ben Attia
Stars: Majd Mastoura, Rym Ben Messaoud, Sabah Bouzouita
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A coming-of-age comedy/drama set in Tunisia. Twelve-year-old Noura is an impressionable boy who must learn to reconcile two conflicting worlds - the loving world of Muslim women and the ... See full summary »

Director: Férid Boughedir
Stars: Selim Boughedir, Mustapha Adouani, Rabia Ben Abdallah
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Sami and Sara, a Tunisian couple in their thirties, lead a peaceful life and seem happy, until a tragedy befalls. BORDERS OF HEAVEN is the story of an ordinary family whose life takes a ... See full summary »

Director: Fares Naanaa
Stars: Lotfi Abdelli, Anissa Daoud, Sophie Ghodhbane
Vent du Nord (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Walid Mattar
Stars: Philippe Rebbot, Mohamed Amine Hamzaoui, Kacey Mottet Klein
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Summer, 1967. La Goulette, the touristic beach of Tunisi, is the site where three nice seventeen-year-old girls live: Gigi, sicilian and catholic; Meriem, Tunisian and Arab; Tina, French ... See full summary »

Director: Férid Boughedir
Stars: Sonia Mankaï, Ava Cohen-Jonathan, Sarah Pariente
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

As she grows up, Alia (the daughter of housemaid Khedija) learns the secrets of the peaceful palace where she and her mother live.

Director: Moufida Tlatli
Stars: Amel Hedhili, Najia Ouerghi, Hind Sabri
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Ten year old Jemenite girl asks a judge in Sana'a to grant her a divorce from a horrible marriage, after she was married away to prevent a public scandal after a rape of her sister.

Director: Khadija Al-Salami
Stars: Adnan Alkhader, Rana Mohammed, Reham Mohammed
Awled Moufida (2015–2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Moufida, Mother of 3 boys known for their bad reputations (Badr, Bayrem and Brahim), finds her lover, after twenty years, who wants to know who is his son among the three.

Stars: Marwa Agrebi, Ali Bannour, Atef Bel Hessin
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewish woman who are both preparing for their marriages.

Director: Karin Albou
Stars: Lizzie Brocheré, Olympe Borval, Najib Oudghiri
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young Tunisian woman arrives illegally in France following her escape from Tunisia'sJasmine Revolution. As she struggles to adapt to her new reality,she faces both danger and hope. This ... See full summary »

Director: Raja Amari
Stars: Hiam Abbass, Sarra Hannachi, Salim Kechiouche
Nawara (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Every day Nawara goes to work along a path that takes her between the alleys of the poor neighborhood and the roads that lead to the villas within a luxury compound. Every day, on her way ... See full summary »

Director: Hala Khalil
Stars: Menna Shalabi, Ameer Salah Eldin, Ahmed Rateb
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she'll have to fight for her rights and her ... See full summary »

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
Stars: Mariam Al Ferjani, Ghanem Zrelli, Noomen Hamda
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Language:

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,189, 11 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,924, 2 December 2016
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Soundtracks

Bladi (My Country/Mon pays)
Music by Khyam Allami
Lyrics By Ghassen Amami
Performed by Joujima (Montassar Ayari (oud), Deena Abdelwahed (keys & electronics), Marwen Soltana (bass) and Youssef Soltana (drums), Deena Abdelwahed (backing vocals))
(p) & © 2016 Nawa Recordings
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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!


1 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed