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Challatt Tunes / Challatt of Tunis / Challatt of Tunis
Cinema in Motion
Challatt Tunes (Challatt of Tunis)
Foto: Otro - SSIFF
Kaouther Ben Hania 'CHALLATT TUNES / CHALLATT OF TUNIS'
Foto: Gorka Bravo
Habib Attia 'CHALLATT TUNES / CHALLATT OF TUNIS'
Foto: Otro - SSIFF
Habib Attia y Kaouther Ben Hania 'CHALLATT TUNES / CHALLATT OF TUNIS'
Foto: Gorka Bravo
Habib Attia y Kaouther Ben Hania 'CHALLATT TUNES / CHALLATT OF TUNIS'
Foto: Gorka Bravo

A moped rider, razor blade in hand, prowls the streets of Tunis slashing the most beautiful buttocks of women strolling down the city’s sidewalks. They call him Challatt. In Tunisian dialect, the word means blade and is most likely an oral distortion of Gillette, the famous razor blade. The shadow of Challatt and the violence of his actions change the dress code of Tunisian women: no more tight jeans, no mini-skirts, no carefree strolls… A young Tunisian director seeks out this true living myth. She wishes to make a point of finding out why Challatt was after women just like her in Tunisia.
 

BIOGRAPHY

The director Kaouther Ben Hania studied Film Directing at the Tunis Cinema School and took a course on Documentary at La fémis in Paris before enrolling in its Screenplay Department in 2005. In 2008, she graduated in the film section of the Sorbonne. She made the documentary Imams Go to School (2010), presented at the IDFA and Dubai festivals, both in 2010, and awarded a prize at the Al-Arabiya Documentary Workshop, and the short film Me, My Sister and the “Thing” (2006).
 

CAST & CREW
Director
Kaouther Ben Hania
Screenplay
Kaouther Ben Hania
Production
CINÉTÉLÉFILMS
Habib Attia
Photography
Sofian Elfani
Edition
Nadia Ben Rachid
Cast
Jallel Dridi
Running Time
90 m.
Country
TUNISIA-FRANCE
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