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The Wedding Song (2008)

Le Chant des Mariées (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | 17 December 2008 (France)
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The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewish woman who are both preparing for their marriages.

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Karin Albou

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Karin Albou
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lizzie Brocheré ... Myriam
Olympe Borval Olympe Borval ... Nour
Najib Oudghiri Najib Oudghiri ... Khaled / Nour's fiancé-cousin
Simon Abkarian ... Raoul / Doctor
Karin Albou Karin Albou ... Tita / mère de Myriam-Myriam's mother-Tailor
Lassad Boumnijel Lassad Boumnijel ... père de Nour / Nour's father
Nejia Jendoubi Nejia Jendoubi ... mère de Nour / Nour's mother
Hichem Rostom Hichem Rostom ... père de Raoul / Raoul's father
Jaouida Vaugan Jaouida Vaugan ... mère de Raoul / Raoul's mother
Noureddine Bousselmi Noureddine Bousselmi ... Si Mustapha
Habiba Songri Habiba Songri ... soeur de Nour / Nour's sister
Skander Capizzi Skander Capizzi ... frère de Nour / Nour's brother
Saleh Trifi Saleh Trifi ... oncle de Nour / Nour's uncle
Inchirah Zitouni Inchirah Zitouni ... Hannana
Dalila Meftahi Dalila Meftahi ... Patronne du hammam
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Two young girls - who have been neighbours and friends since they were children - experience their first amorous emotions. Myriam is engaged to Simon, a doctor who is much older than her. Nour loves her cousin Khaled, whom she wants to marry. One of the girls is Jewish, the other Muslim. The story is set in 1942, during the German occupation of Tunisia, as the Axis forces try to win over the Tunisian Muslim population in exchange for the promise of independence. The two young girls become close while everything conspires to separate them. Written by Cineuropa

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Drama | History | War

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Trivia

The movie was loosely inspired by letters Karin Albou's Algerian Jewish grandmother wrote her husband in Nazi occupied Algeria. See more »

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Edited into Film socialisme (2010) See more »

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Written by Nina Hagen
Performed by Nina Hagen (as Nina Hagen Band)
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Engaging but Uncompelling
28 December 2010 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

During WWII, the lifelong friendship between two young women (one Muslim, one Jewish) in Tunisia is tested when the Nazis take over the country. This is a good-looking film with fine performances from Brochere and Boval as the two women, although the characters are not very well developed. While generally engaging, it fails to be compelling, particularly for those not invested in the cultures portrayed here. It also doesn't offer any new insights about the religious themes it explores. It is sensitively directed by Albou, who also plays the mother of one of the young women. There are some surprisingly frank scenes depicting the grooming of Brochere for her wedding night.


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Country:

France | Tunisia

Language:

Arabic | French

Release Date:

17 December 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,240, 11 October 2009

Gross USA:

$31,160

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$558,489
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1.85 : 1
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