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Keswa, Le Fil Perdu Details

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Arab cultural traditions and free-spirited Western thinking clash head on in this gently satiric comedy. Nozha (Rim Turki) is a young Tunisian woman who has defied her parents' wishes for an arranged marriage and moved away to strike out on her own. However, she agrees to return home to participate in her brother's wedding, and to placate her mother wears a silver keswa, an extremely heavy jeweled garment. However, Nozha gets left behind when the family leaves for the wedding, and she enlists the services of a love-struck cab driver (Ali Mosbah) to scour the Tunisian suburbs, hoping to find the bridal party. To complicate matters, the keswa starts to come apart along the way, and Nozha discovers a good-looking young man, also in search of the party, is following close behind. Director Kalthoum Bornaz here pokes fun at the idiosyncrasies of Tunisian life, including a gag involving the Muslim call to prayer. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Rim Turki
as Nozha
Mouna Noureddine
as Mother

Crew

Kalthoum Bornaz
Director
Edgar Tenembaum
Producer
Kalthoum Bornaz
Screenwriter
Ahmed Bennys
Cinematographer
Anouar Brahem
Composer (Music Score)
Kalthoum Bornaz
Editor
Claude Bennys
Production Designer
Faouzi Thabet
Sound/Sound Designer
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