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  • After a young Tunisian woman informs on her radical Islamist brother, she arrives illegally in France, finding danger as well as hope.

  • A young Tunisian woman arrives illegally in France following her escape from Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution. As she struggles to adapt to her new reality, she faces both danger and hope. This is the fourth feature film from writer-director a Raja Amari (Satin Rouge,Buried Secrets)

  • Just after the Tunisian revolution, the young Samia arrives illegally in France by crossing the Mediterranean sea in a wrecked boat. In Tunisia, she had to denounce her Islamist brother and thus seek to definitively turn the page. She is collected in Lyon by Imed, an acquaintance of his village and friend of his brother. Samia is hired as a cleaning lady by a wealthy widow, Leïla, who is a migrant from another era. A troubling game of seduction in the three-way rivalry will then set in place crescendo.


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