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2h 0m Feature 2021

Amel works in a factory in Tunis. She lives with her alcoholic husband Tahar, a former local football player, and their only son Moumen, a talented teenage football goalkeeper. To convince the factory boss to provide her with connections for her son, Amel betrays her fellow workers, who have been organising a strike. Amel meets the connection: Imed, a wealthy businessman, who takes advantage of the situation and abuses Amel. She surrenders to his advances to offer her son the opportunity of a lifetime, but the police catch them. Amel is imprisoned and accused of adultery and prostitution. The scandal destroys Moumen. He becomes violent, stops his football career and starts drinking and taking drugs.
After her release, she searches for Moumen in Tunis’s lower and violent streets. Amel has to face the falling Tunisian society in this long quest for the missing son.

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Executive Producer

Moufida Fedhila

Co-Producer

Donato Rotunno

Co-Producer

Élise André

Co-Producer

Marie-Pierre Macia

Co-Producer

Claire Gadéa

Associate Producer

Ramy Allam

Co-Producer

Yasmine Doukhar

Writer

Mehdi Hmili

Director

Mehdi Hmili

Language

Arabic

Country

Tunisia