Summer, 1967. La Goulette, the touristic beach of Tunisia, is the site where three nice seventeen-year-old girls live: Gigi, Sicilian and Catholic; Meriem, Tunisian and Arab; Tina, French ...
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Summer, 1967. La Goulette, the touristic beach of Tunisia, is the site where three nice seventeen-year-old girls live: Gigi, Sicilian and Catholic; Meriem, Tunisian and Arab; Tina, French and Jewish. They would like to have their first sexual experience during that summer, challenging their families. Their fathers, Youssef, Jojo and Giuseppe, are old friends and their friendship will be in crisis because of the girls, while Hadj, an old rich Arab, would like to marry Meriem.Written by
Un été à La Goulette. Political tensions in the Middle East are the backdrop. During the Summer of 1966. La Goulette, a tourist beach town in Tunisia, near Carthage, North Africa is the locale. Tunisia is now independent of France, the arabs have taken control but other religions remain and are tolerated. The background to the film is the pending Arab-Israeli War, although this is not actually mentioned until the end of the film, and the political tensions begin to mix with the sexual tensions. Three nice seventeen-year-old village girls: Gigi, Sicilian and catholic; Meriem, Tunisian Muslim and Arab; Tina, French and Jewish. They would like to have their first sexual experience during that summer, challenging their families. Their fathers, Youssef, Jojo and Giuseppe, are old friends and their friendship will be in crisis because of the girls, while Hadj, an old rich & horny Arab, would like to marry Meriem. When the girls meet three boys of mixed religions the respective girls fathers come to blows and start to question their so far cordial religious Tolerances. A nice piece of cinema that includes moments of farce, pathos and comedy behind a serious undertone. The village idiot owns the only modern transistor radio that can pick up Radio Beirut. He keeps the villagers informed of the situation whilst they continue listening to their old valve radios of local news whilst playing cards, drinking and talking of times past. The cast is wonderful - largely unknown amateurs with a few old hands. It works very well and has a feelgood factor very similar to such films as Cous Cous.
It would be difficult making this film set in the current century.
Well worth seeing.
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