Nov 11, 2010
Directed by Lyes Salem
Rated Not Rated, 92 min.
Part of the Global Lens Series
After working for much of his life as a gardener in his dusty Algerian village, Mounir dreams of improving his family?s fortune and gaining a measure of respect by marrying off his narcoleptic sister, Rym, to a ?real gentleman.? However, Rym has other plans?she dreams of marrying Mounir?s best friend, Khliffa, who has secretly courted her for years. When Mounir lashes out at village gossip with a fib that he has promised Rym to a wealthy outsider, she comes out of her sleepy stupor to embrace the rumor and press her real betrothed into action. Beautifully brought to life by a memorable cast?including director Lyes Salem as the cocky but compassionate bumbler Mounir?this heartfelt comedy suggests that when dreams become reality, it?s time to wake up.
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