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Sisters in Arms (2019)

Soeurs d'armes (original title)
Sisters in Arms is a film of war on women's war.


Caroline Fourest


Caroline Fourest (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Dilan Gwyn ... Zara
Amira Casar ... Commander
Camélia Jordana ... Kenza
Maya Sansa ... Mother Sun
Esther Garrel ... Yaël
Nanna Blondell ... American Sniper
Noush Skaugen ... Lady Kurda
Mark Ryder ... El Britani
Korkmaz Arslan ... Colonel Kurde
Youssef Douazou Youssef Douazou ... El Tounsi
Chaimae Ejjbiri Chaimae Ejjbiri ... Nadia El Britani
Darina Al Joundi ... La mère de Zara
Mouafaq Rushdie Mouafaq Rushdie ... Le père de Zara
Roj Hajo Roj Hajo ... Shahin
Filippo Crine Filippo Crine ... Keiro


In a war-torn country in the Middle East, a young Yazidi is kidnapped and sold as sexual slave. She decides to take revenge by joining an international brigade of women who fight with the kurdish resistance. She learns to handle weapons, and discovers the solidarity of those who rebel, and the possibility of punishing their oppressors : fanatics who are terrified of being killed by women. « Sisters in Arms» is a film about the last World war that Women and Kurdish won for us. Written by Caroline Fourest

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kurdistan | women fighters | isis | usa | See All (4) »


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moving war film
19 October 2019 | by alinaalondraSee all my reviews

It is a very moving that pays a well-deserved homage to all Kurdish and Yezidi fighters and resistance fighters. It also shows us the barbarism and extremism of some and of course it does not help everyone ... There are always some who want to get off a movie because some truths annoy them, do not listen to them. For her first film, Caroline Fourest gets away with honors. A project initiated in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Fourest has had the time to refine his remarks and if one ignores his feminist projections combined with his dubious amalgamations on monotheism, one obtains a visceral and necessary cinematographic work. On the casting side, Amira Casar is an imperial Kurdish leader surrounded by combatants of various ethnicities, religions and nationalities. We will appreciate the very symbolic and moving friendship between the French Kenza (Arab Muslim of Algerian origin) and Yaël Cohen, respectively performed by Camélia Jordana and Esther Garrel. Zara (Fragile and sublime Dilan Gwyn), the Yezidi whose people were genocided by the Islamists. The American black sniper, incarnated by a super credible Nanna Blondell. Overall actresses / actors are fully invested, in accordance with the dramatic issues of the subject Photography is successful. A favorite for managing the music and more generally the sound that perfectly nourish the intensity of the film. I can only advise you to go to see this film for 2 reasons - Because it is very successful from a technical point of view - For the duty of memory towards these fighters who gave their lives to go to disillusion these ISIS fightere

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9 October 2019 (France) See more »

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