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Beauty and the Dogs (2017)

Aala Kaf Ifrit (original title)
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A college student seeks help after a brutal assault but faces a bureaucratic nightmare when she reveals that her perpetrators are police officers.


Kaouther Ben Hania


Kaouther Ben Hania (scenario), Meriem Ben Mohamed (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariam Al Ferjani ... Mariam
Ghanem Zrelli ... Youssef
Noomen Hamda Noomen Hamda ... Chedly
Mohamed Akkari Mohamed Akkari ... Lamjed
Chedly Arfaoui Chedly Arfaoui ... Mounir
Anissa Daoud ... Faiza
Mourad Gharsalli Mourad Gharsalli ... Lassaad
Bilel Slim Bilel Slim ... Rapist #1
Houssem Ghribi Houssem Ghribi
Taoufik El Arfaoui Taoufik El Arfaoui
Mounir Ammeri Mounir Ammeri
Moncef Ajengui Moncef Ajengui
Mohamed Hached Mohamed Hached
Lina Elleuch Lina Elleuch
Aziza Barbech Aziza Barbech


During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she'll have to fight for her rights and her dignity. But how can Justice be made when it lies on the side of the tormentors? Written by Jour2Fête

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Was filmed in 9 uninterrupted takes. See more »


References The Social Network (2010) See more »

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As a Tunisian citizen, Am proud and afraid to admit this is astonishingly realistic.
1 October 2018 | by ahmedifaoui-02211See all my reviews

First, I gotta say this is my first review ever.

Second, I heard a lot about this movie, that recently it was nominated to represent Tunisia in Oscar's pre-selection nominees.. So, I kinda expected too much, but I also expected some kind of disappointment (My country's filmmaking industry is so bad.. Like really really bad). I was surprised though. The directing made a huge difference, focusing on little details that are extremely important yet usually ignored. (Like That scene when they were heading back after the legal physical check). The acting also, especially by Youssef and the majority of the cops, was surprisingly remarkable. Another remarkable point, how the director wass successful in: 1 Bringing clear the circumstances of the rape case without showing the scene. 2 Not using a violent language, something others would think necessary regarding the context of the movie. These two points are considered "a big deal" in such a religious country.

Third, despite all the appreciation for Mariem's acting, I don't think she did a great job, because playing as a leading role, you got to do much more, especially the non-verbal acting, she kinda made some awkward scenes.

In total, I was satisfied, I highly recommend it if you're not Tunisian.

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Release Date:

18 October 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Beauty and the Dogs See more »

Filming Locations:

Tunis, Tunisia


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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,055, 25 March 2018

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2.35 : 1
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