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Scales (2019)

Sayidat Al Bahr (original title)
Set in a dystopian landscape, SCALES is the story of a young strong-willed girl, Hayat, who lives in a poor fishing village governed by a dark tradition in which every family must give one ... See full summary »

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Shahad Ameen

Writer:

Shahad Ameen
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Cast

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Basima Hajjar Basima Hajjar ... Hayat
Yagoub Alfarhan Yagoub Alfarhan ... Muthana
Abdulaziz Shtian Abdulaziz Shtian ... Yaser
Ibrahim Al-Hasawi ... Saada
Rida Ismail Rida Ismail ... Hakeem
Ali Abdallah Al Kamzari Ali Abdallah Al Kamzari ... Salim
Fathi Ahmad All Kamzari Fathi Ahmad All Kamzari ... Khaled
Mohammed Tareq Al Shehhi Mohammed Tareq Al Shehhi ... Shareef
Walid Khalid Dawood Walid Khalid Dawood ... Hassan
Osama Suheil Al Zarafi Osama Suheil Al Zarafi ... Iqbal
Mohannad Hassan Al Zohoury Mohannad Hassan Al Zohoury ... Azeez
Seif Ibrahim Al Hamadi Seif Ibrahim Al Hamadi ... Tareq
Ali Abdullah Al Kamzari Ali Abdullah Al Kamzari ... Zahr
Hassan Al Kamzari Hassan Al Kamzari ... Hamdi
Mohammed Abdullah Al Kamzari Mohammed Abdullah Al Kamzari ... Adnan
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Set in a dystopian landscape, SCALES is the story of a young strong-willed girl, Hayat, who lives in a poor fishing village governed by a dark tradition in which every family must give one daughter to the sea creatures who inhabit the waters nearby. In turn the sea creatures are hunted by the men of the village. Saved from this fate by her father, Hayat is considered a curse on the village and grows up an outcast. Nevertheless, she does not surrender to this fate and fights for a place within her village. After her mother gives birth to a baby boy, Hayat must accept the brutal custom of giving herself to the sea creatures or finding a way to escape.

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Set in a dystopian landscape, SCALES is the story a young girl who stands alone against her family and overturns the village tradition of sacrificing the female children.

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Drama | Mystery

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Official submission of Saudi Arabia for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021. See more »

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Escapism Par Excellence
25 January 2021 | by tjtpveyzSee all my reviews

Black and white and brilliant. At times shocking, at times perfectly serene. If you liked The Lighthouse you'll love the heavy lifting the camera does when the dialogue is understandably sparse.


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Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

2 September 2019 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Musandam, Oman

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