Story of a young woman journalist who becomes enmeshed in the politics of the annexation of Morrocco from Algeria at the turn of the twentieth century. The focus is on her hardships because...
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Story of a young woman journalist who becomes enmeshed in the politics of the annexation of Morrocco from Algeria at the turn of the twentieth century. The focus is on her hardships because she is a woman in an Arab culture, although her determination carries her to a point of being somewhat of a phenomena in her work.Written by
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The film was partially inspired by Paul Bowles' introduction to a collection of Isabelle Eberhardt's stories entitled "The Oblivion Seekers" (1975). Since the time that this film's director Ian Pringle first read this he had hoped to make a film about her. See more »
Slow but interesting true story of a woman, a convert to Islam, whose several books about colonial Algeria became legendary.
Watching this slow French-Australian production is interesting if only to learn about the true story of a woman whose several books about colonial Algerian became legendary. Even the story of how the books came to be published is interesting.
The movie is a little pedantic about justice and colonial oppression, and the character development is a not clear. However, this fictionalized snapshot of a period not widely known by American audiences is worthwhile.
A small role by Peter O'Toole is welcome.
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