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Armand, the bookish son of Iranian immigrants who's completely smitten by Leila, an Arab girl from the banlieue enrolled with Armand in Paris' prestigious Sciences Po university. The two are... See more »

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Félix Moati ...
Armand
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Mahmoud
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Leila
Anne Alvaro ...
Mitra
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Darius
Carl Malapa ...
Sinna
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Nicolas
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Fabrice-Farid
Oussama Kheddam ...
Mustafa
Walid Ben Mabrouk ...
Ahmed
Mostafa Habibi ...
Ali
Hamidreza Djavdan ...
Le père de Shéhérazade
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Nassime, l'amie de Mitra
Sacha Kleinberg ...
Camarade dentiste
Leli Anvar ...
Mme Anvar
Ali Habib ...
L'Afghan teint en blond
Haroon Amanellah ...
L'Afghan au stylo
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Abdullah
Shohreh Sabaghy ...
Jeune femme afghane
Sohelia Azizi ...
Amie féministe blonde (as Soheila Azizi)
Olivia Machon ...
Employée de mairie 1
Flor Lurienne ...
Employée de mairie 2
Jean-Claude Islert ...
Chef de service mairie
Fatima Aibout ...
Voisine
Jean-Damien Détouillon ...
Jeune homme dans la rue
Pierre-Louis Lagnau ...
Etudiant
David Bartoli ...
Etudiant
Daniel Goldenberg ...
Passager bus
Aurélie Guichard ...
Passagère bus
Éva Rossignol ...
Passagère bus
Morgane Lombard ...
Policière en civil
Philippe Saunier ...
Lieutenant de police aéroport
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Brigadier de police ambassade
Dominic Gould ...
Masseur aéroport
Ali Reza Kishipour ...
Musicien manifestation
Antoine Morineau ...
Musicien manifestation
Saber Hemmati ...
Musicien manifestation
Grégory Montel ...
Agent Garnier
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Imam (uncredited)
Hamid Djavadan ...
Mr. Yaghmaian (uncredited)
Hamideh Doustdar ...
Roxane (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sou Abadi

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Sou Abadi ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Michael Gentile ... producer

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Jérôme Rebotier

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Yves Angelo

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Virginie Bruant

Editorial Department

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Perrine Bekaert ... assistant editor
Jordan Benchenafi ... additional assistant editor
Arnaud Caréo ... technical director: Le Labo Paris
Gilles Granier ... colorist
Géraldine Gues ... post-production coordinator
Olivier Klein ... main title sequence and graphics
Matthieu Monteux ... dcp mastering
Delphine Penne ... dailies sync
Elsa Perrin ... conform editor

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Aurélie Guichard

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Denis Gautelier

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Justine Pearce

Makeup Department

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Raphael Ayache ... music & library
Sarah Mescoff ... key makeup artist / makeup department head
Elise Ollivier Wong ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Samia Tahanouti ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Jeremy Cahagnet ... assistant production manager
Julien Feuillatre ... assistant unit manager
Helene Glabeke ... post-production supervisor
Bruno Jouan ... assistant unit manager
Vincent Lefeuvre ... production manager
Cécile Morin ... production secretary
Karine Petite ... unit manager
David Pierret ... production manager
Julie Viez ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Nicolas Cambois ... first assistant director
Sébastien Gardet ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Stephanie Angrand ... assistant art director / first assistant
Marine Egry ... property master
Félix Guittet ... assistant art director
Franck Miniconi ... head painter
Julien Tesseraud ... property master
François Willenz ... digital artist

Sound Department

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Valérie Deloof ... dialogue editor
Aymeric Devoldère ... supervising sound editor
Sylvie Fortin ... adr editor
Julien Gerber ... sound utility-second unit
Florent Lavallée ... re-recording mixer
Alain Lévy ... post synchronisation
Gaël Sicot ... boom operator

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Joseph Catté ... digital compositor
Jérôme Malevez ... digital compositor
Audrey Planchard ... visual effects coordinator
Romain Sontag ... visual effects artist

Stunts

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Michel Benoit ... stunts
Vincent Bouillon ... stunts
Stéphane Boulay ... stunt coordinator
Gary Cothenet ... stunt double: Fabrice-Farid
Jean-Jacques Domingues ... stunts
Jean-Paul Domingues ... stunts
Emmanuel Lanzi ... stunt coordinator
Laurent Mulot ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Louise Blum ... second assistant camera
Mathieu Caudroy ... steadicam operator
Kevin Laot ... first assistant camera
Charles Lesur ... third assistant camera
Thibault Marsan-Bacheré ... steadicam operator
Olivier Merckx ... steadicam operator
Louis Paul ... electrician
Hervé Rousset ... key grip

Casting Department

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Julie Berthier ... casting assistant
Florie Carbonne ... casting assistant
Franzo Curcio ... extras casting
Lucie Perraudin ... extras casting assistant
Nicolas Ronchi ... casting consultant
Marlène Serour ... casting assistant: teenagers

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anaïs Guglielmetti ... wardrobe supervisor
Khady Ngom ... assistant costume designer

Music Department

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Marion Duchemin ... assistant music clearances
Grégoire Galian ... music & live recordings producer
Laura Gentile ... assistant music supervisor: music & score
Jamie Harley ... music adviser
Ludovic Palabaud ... music mixer/engineer
Matthieu Sibony ... music supervisor

Other crew

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Anna Balcerzak ... production assistant
Francine Cathelain ... script supervisor
Thierry Desjours ... financial manager
Olivier Klein ... script consultant
Thomas Leterrier ... production accountant
Cecile Morin ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Armand, the bookish son of Iranian immigrants who's completely smitten by Leila, an Arab girl from the banlieue enrolled with Armand in Paris' prestigious Sciences Po university. The two are set to spend a few months in New York interning at the United Nations, but those plans quickly unravel when Leila's brother, Mahmoud, returns from an extended trip to the Middle East as a full-blown Islamist replete with beard, prayer beads and a desire to quell his sister's profane Western ways. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • Cherchez la Femme! (France)
  • Some Like It Veiled (World-wide, English title)
  • Voll verschleiert (Germany)
  • Burka zaradi burke (Slovenia)
  • Egy burka, egy nadrág (Hungary)
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  • 88 min
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Goofs When Armand follows Leila by taking the stairs, he arrives at the same time as her after climbing up thirteen floors, but is nowhere near exhausted enough. See more »
Movie Connections References La Dolce Vita (1960). See more »

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