2008

France

102min - 35 mm - 1.85 - Color - Dolby SRD - Drama

Original language :French

Cast

Leïla Bekhti
Karina Testa
Samy Naceri
Samuel Le Bihan
Fejria Deliba
Gianni Giardinelli

 

Credits

Director: Nora Hamdi

Producer : Jean-François LEPETIT
Production Company : FLACH FILM PRODUCTION
Co-production Company : FRANCE 2 CINEMA

Screenplay : Nora Hamdi
Director of photography : Jean-Louis Vialard
Sound : Yves Leveque
Music : Abdel Lamriq ""DJ ABDEL"" and Ian Aledji
Editing : Sophie Delecourt

Festivals & Awards

2008 :
Kristians and Children Film Fest
Boston French Film Fest
Schlingel Children FF
Alekino Children FF
Wurzburg IFF
French Film Fest - Australia
Gijon Film Fest - Best Film in "Enfants Terribles" section
Base Film Festival

Dolls and Angels

DES POUPEES ET DES ANGES

a film by :Nora Hamdi

Lya, 16, lives in a housing project in the Paris suburbs with her sisters Chirine, 17, and Inès, 7. Now that Chirine is a young woman, their father no longer speaks to her. Within the family, Lya is the only one to stand up to this increasingly violent man. In Paris, Chirine meets Alex who claims to be an agent and offers to help her with a modelling career. But, thanks to Lya, Chirine realizes that she is getting caught up in a prostitution ring. Through the rebellious Lya, Chirine learns to defend herself. She then meets Simon, a top ad executive who, fascinated by her beauty, takes control of her destiny… Through their daily lives, between the suburbs and the capital, love and violence, Chirine and Lya look for their place as women in a world where humanity tries to survive.

French Synopsis :

Lya, 16 ans, vit dans une cité de banlieue avec ses sœurs Chirine, 17 ans, et Inès, 7 ans. Depuis que Chirine est devenue femme, son père ne lui parle plus. Dans sa famille, Lya est la seule à tenir tête à ce père devenu violent. A Paris, Chirine rencontre Alex qui se dit agent et lui propose de devenir mannequin. Mais à travers le regard de Lya, Chirine prend conscience qu’elle est en train de tomber dans la prostitution. Grâce à la révolte de Lya, Chirine apprend à se défendre. Elle rencontre alors Simon, un publicitaire reconnu qui, fasciné par sa beauté, prend son destin en main…. Entre banlieue et capitale, amour et violence, à travers leur quotidien, Chirine et Lya cherchent leur place de femme dans un monde où l’humanité tente de survivre.

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