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L'attente des femmes / WOMEN'S EXPECTATIONS
Zabaltegi - New Directors

Married to Nakla and Gamra, who have failed to bear him children, the aging Brahim decides to marry Fadah, a beautiful, healthy twenty-year-old woman, hoping a third wife will provide him with an heir. Forced to marry Brahim, Fadah joins the other two wives in a household cut off from the rest of the world. Under no condition can the women leave the house. Only Brahim has contact with the community... Until the day he hires a young man, Hemna, to do work on the property. A few months later, Fadah shows all the signs of a pregnant woman.
BIOGRAPHY
NAGUEL BELOUAD Master in Communication from The American University, Washington D.C., Naguel Belouad has worked as an assistant director of the features produced by the Centre algérien des Arts et de l'Industrie Cinématographique. In 1991 he directed the documentary Portrait d'un cheminot. L'attente des femmes is his first feature film.
CAST & CREW
Director
Naguel Belouad
Screenplay
Naguel Belouad
Photography
Bachir Selami
Edition
Christine Maffre, Joëlle Dufour
Music
Richard Shorr
Cast
Tounes Ait Ali, Sonia Mekkiou, Doudja Achachi, Abdallah Bouzida
Sales
Flash Pyramide International 5, rue Richepanse 75008 Paris Tel. 33 1 42 96 02 20
Running Time
83 m.
Country
Algeria
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