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I Still Hide to Smoke (2016)

À mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer (original title)
Fatima, a strong-minded woman, is the lead masseuse of a hammam in Algiers. This is 1995 and the situation is tense in the capital. The day ahead promises to be hectic for all, and for ... See full summary »

Director:

Rayhana Obermeyer (as Rayhana)

Writer:

Rayhana Obermeyer (as Rayhana)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiam Abbass ... Fatima
Fadila Belkebla Fadila Belkebla ... Samia
Nadia Kaci Nadia Kaci ... Keltoum
Nassima Benchicou Nassima Benchicou ... Zahia
Sarah Layssac Sarah Layssac ... Nadia
Maymouna Maymouna ... Louisa
Lina Soualem Lina Soualem ... Meriem
Faroudia Amazit Faroudia Amazit ... Madame Mouni
Fethi Galleze Fethi Galleze ... Mohamed
Biyouna Biyouna ... Aïcha
Aliki Kalogirou Aliki Kalogirou ... La petite Leïla
Maria Stefanidou Maria Stefanidou ... Mère Hind
Saphia Talbi Saphia Talbi ... Sani
Yamna Hachemi Yamna Hachemi ... Souad
Wafa Boukli Wafa Boukli ... Wassila
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Storyline

Fatima, a strong-minded woman, is the lead masseuse of a hammam in Algiers. This is 1995 and the situation is tense in the capital. The day ahead promises to be hectic for all, and for Fatima in particular. Already, while walking to her place of work, she is the distant witness of a terrorist attack. At the hammam, Fatima should feel better, but the atmosphere proves electric in her small enclosed world, she has great difficulty in maintaining order. All the more as Meriem, a sixteen-year-old pregnant girl comes to take shelter at the hammam. And as irate brother, Mohamed, is after her to cleanse his honor in blood. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama

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Trivia

The character of Samia is called "Samia the daughter of Lakhdar the Mudjahid" many times in the film, the word Mudjahid or Jihadist in this context doesn't mean an Islamic extremist or terrorist as commonly thought in the west but it refers to the men and women who fought for Algeria's liberation against France between 1954 and 1962. generally in Algeria, the men who fought France for freedom are called "Mudjahidin" or Jihadists and the men who fought the government in 1990s are called "Irhab" or terrorists. See more »

Quotes

Fatima: When the snake grows old the frog fucks it!
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Connections

References The Young and the Restless (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Procession de l'oncle Mahmoud
Written by Taos Amrouche
From album Les chants de Taos Amrouche - Chants berbères de Kabylie
Copyright Disques Frémeaux et Associés
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Very intense, touching and grouding
9 January 2019 | by lindavotrubovaSee all my reviews

This is must se. I'm paralyzed..... Very good plot, insight into the life of women during those difficult times. Great, believable characters and really really good cast. You won't regret it


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Country:

France | Greece | Algeria

Language:

Arabic | French

Release Date:

26 April 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

I Still Hide to Smoke See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,784
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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