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Flesh Out (2019)

A woman living in Mauritania is ordered to eat excessively so that she becomes more desirable and finds a husband.

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Michela Occhipinti
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sidi Mohamed Chinghaly Sidi Mohamed Chinghaly ... Sidi
Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche ... Verida
Aichetou Abdallahi Najim Aichetou Abdallahi Najim ... Aichetou
Amal Saad Bouh Oumar Amal Saad Bouh Oumar ... Amal
Aminetou Souleimane Aminetou Souleimane
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Storyline

Verida is a modern girl. She works in a beauty salon, is addicted to social media and hangs out with her friends. Still, she is engaged to be married to a man chosen by her family, and like many girls her age, she is forced to gain a substantial amount of weight in a tradition called "Gavage", because in Mauritania having a voluptuous body is considered a sign of great beauty, charm, wealth and social status. The wedding is fast approaching and meal after meal Verida will end up challenging everything she always thought was normal, her loved ones, her life and not least her own body. Written by SIB

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food | body acceptance | freedom | See All (3) »

Genres:

Drama

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Sad tale but needed to be told
4 January 2021 | by vickiswansonSee all my reviews

This movie was powerful, not a huge amount of dialogue but the communication was conveyed with the tragic expressions.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Hassanya | French

Release Date:

4 May 2019 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Flesh Out See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,830
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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