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Divines (2016)

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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 ... 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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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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Budget:

€2,440,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Connections

References Prisoners (2013) See more »

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by Azealia Banks (feat. Lazy Jay)
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One of the most well written movies I've ever seen
21 January 2017 | by Msdsmith00See all my reviews

I never write reviews so take this one as a reason to must see this.

This would have been an incredible book to read. I recently visited Paris and this movie really shed light on the crime rate that I hear so much about in the states. As a tourist, you don't experience that side of things. From the story line, to the actors, to the scenery, to the video quality this movie should easily rise to the top of the charts. My first language is English and I was skeptical at first with watching the entire movie reading the subtitles but surprisingly, I didn't even realize I had read the entire movie until the last minute.

This film hooks you in with it's incredible versatility of both of the main actress in the film (Kudos to them). I would love to see more pieces by the writer.

Incredible.


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