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Divines (2016)

A street teenager from a dysfunctional family from a banlieue (HLMs) in Paris comes across a young dancer who turns her life upside down.

Director:

Houda Benyamina

Writers:

Houda Benyamina (adaptation), Houda Benyamina (dialogue) | 5 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oulaya Amamra Oulaya Amamra ... Dounia
Déborah Lukumuena Déborah Lukumuena ... Maimouna
Kevin Mischel Kevin Mischel ... Djigui (as Kevin Mishel)
Jisca Kalvanda Jisca Kalvanda ... Rebecca
Yasin Houicha Yasin Houicha ... Samir
Majdouline Idrissi Majdouline Idrissi ... Myriam, la mère
Bass Dhem ... Monsieur Camara
Mounir Margoum ... Cassandra
Farid Larbi Farid Larbi ... Reda
Maryama Soumare Maryama Soumare ... Madame Camara (as Mariama Soumaré)
Wilfried Romoli Wilfried Romoli ... Rachid
Tania Dessources Tania Dessources ... Madame Labutte
Mounir Amamra Mounir Amamra ... Gars cité
Samir Zbrouki Samir Zbrouki ... Gervais
Mohamed Ourdache Mohamed Ourdache ... Agent de sécurité
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Storyline

Dounia, a teenager living in the slums and her friend Maimouna start working for Rebecca, a successful drug dealer in order to escape their poverty. Her meeting with Djigui, a sexy dancer, makes things complicated, but leaving Rebecca is not easy.. Written by bguttel

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

France | Qatar

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Divinas See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,440,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Oulaya Amamra is director Houda Benyamina's little sister. See more »

Connections

References Prisoners (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Godmother
(Guerrière II)
by Demusmaker
© 2016 Easy Tiger
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26 September 2016 | by cinephileySee all my reviews

I go to the cinema to laugh, cry, hate, feel. This what "Divines" provided me. Actresses can be describe with only one word: Amazing. I didn't expect anything special seeing this movie and what a slap in the face. A wonderful pleasure, the kind of cinema I haven't seen for a decade. I felt so many emotions. I was among the character and not on a sit. Divines is magic and Divines was the movie that deserved an Oscar for 2017. A must see, you won't regret it. This movie is all about friendship and has nothing to do with Paris' Suburb. The suburb is only a decor. A detail. All actresses and actors did an amazing job.£ Thank you Houda, the film maker for making us such a beautiful movie.


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