In this coming of age drama, Chimo, a promising college student with a writing scholarship, neglects his studies in favor of killing time with his friend Mouloud on the streets of Marseilles. He soon finds himself infatuated with Lila, a precocious and sexually experienced 16-year-old who moves into the neighborhood. Their spending time together inspires concern from Lila's aunt and jealousy from Mouloud. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema - Dramatic at the Sundance Film Festival. Winner of Best Actor (Moa Khouas) and Best Screenplay and Nominated for Best Feature at the Gijón International Film Festival. "Induces a rare kind of cinematic immersion and nervous intimacy, thanks to its deft treatment of sexual confusion and awakening." - Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International "...Succeeds in conveying the real- life risks that disgruntled teens will take to prove they're more powerful, more sexy and more in control than they really are." - Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle
Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2004.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.
Karim Ben Haddou, Moa Khouas, Vahina Giocante
Originally produced by Samuel Goldwyn Films in 2004.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Doueiri, Ziad, film director.; Ben Haddou, Karim, actor.; Khouas, Moa, actor.; Giocante, Vahina, actor.
Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst