1991

France

100min- 35mm - 1.66 - Color - Drama

Original language :Arabic and French

 

Cast

Abdellatif Kechiche
Jacques Penot

 

Credits

Director: Nouri Bouzid

Screenplay : Nouri Bouzid

Image: Alain Levent

Editing: Kahina Attia

Music: Anouar Brahem

Producer: Jean-François Lepetit (Flach Film)

 

Festivals & Awards

Cannes 1992 - Director's Fortnight

 

Fucking business

Bezness

a film by :Nouri Bouzid

Fred, a photographer, is in Tunisia to report on the " Bezness " (young gigolos selling their charms to the turists of any age and sex). Edged out in this universe where the image is a violation and its representation a taboo, he is Roufa's protégé. A handsome dark-haired young man, Roufa sells his body. His only dream is to leave Sousse. He is drawn to Europe, like fascinated. His morals and behavior are double. Very permissive with his clients, he is a lot more conservative and repressive with his relatives, especially with Khomsa, his young fiancée. The portrait of a youth faced with the perverse effects of turism and with the contradictions existing between tradition and modernity, between East and West.

French Synopsis :

Fred, photographe, est en Tunisie pour faire un reportage sur les Bezness (jeunes gigolos qui vendent leurs charmes aux touristes de tous âges et de tous sexes). Décalé dans cet univers où l'image est une violation et sa représentation un tabou, il est le protégé de Roufa. Beau et brun, Roufa vit de son corps. Ses projets, ses rêves : partir, quitter Sousse. L'Europe l'attire, le fascine. Sa morale et son comportement sont doubles. Très permissif avec " sa clientèle ", il est conservateur et répressif avec les siens, surtout avec Khomsa, sa jeune fiancée. Portrait d'une jeunesse aux prises avec les effets pervers du tourisme, confrontée aux contradictions entre tradition et modernité, Orient et Occident.

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