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The Daughter of Keltoum (La Fille de Keltoum)

(No longer in theaters)
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  • Director: Mahdi Charef   Cast: Cylia Malki, Baya Belal, Jean-Roger Milo, Fatima Ben Saidane, Deborah Lamy
  • Running Time: 101 minutes
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Genre

Drama

Producer

Fabienne Servan-Schreiber

Distributor

Gemaci

Release Date

Apr 10, 2002

Release Notes

Limited

Synopsis

Rallia, abandoned by her mother when she was a baby and brought up by foster parents in Switzerland, has returned home to her village in the Maghreb to find her mother, Keltoum. She is told by her grandfather that her mother works far away in a hotel in the city. If Rallia wants to wait for her, Keltoum comes home on Fridays. Slowly Rallia immerses herself in village life, shedding her Western garb and adopting the dress of her relatives. She helps her half-mad aunt with her chores, and eventually the surrounding culture seeps into her life. On Friday, the bus makes its lonely way past the village but no one gets off. As time passes with no sign of her mother, Rallia and her aunt venture to the city to find her...

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