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Fatma
(Fatma)

by Khaled GHORBAL

Sfax. Fatma is seventeen. Her mother is dead. In her house live her father, her brothers and sisters, as well as a maie cousin, Taher, who is staying with them for a while. One night, Taher rapes her. Life goes on… Yet Fatma only dreams about going far away, to study in Tunis.

Tunis. Fatma meets Mourad. She ends up falling for him and, one night, she makes love with him. Fatma passes her exams.

However, she decides to leave again. She walks out on Mourad and puts an end to her studies.

Zannouch. Fatma gets her father to take her to this remote village to work as a school teacher. Aziz, a young doctor, suddenly turns up. It’s love at first sight. Fatma and Aziz get married. But just before their wedding night, Fatma wants to have her maidenhead stitched up. The doctor thinks it’s a simple operation which only requires three stitches. On the outside, Fatma and Aziz are a perfect couple. Yet Fatma is still not happy….

  • Titre français
    Fatma
  • Original title
    Fatma
  • Titre international
    Fatma
  • Scénario
    Khaled Ghorbal
  • Photo
    Jean-Luc Lhuillier
  • Montage
    Andrée Davanture
  • Son
    Hachmi Joulak
  • Musique
    Foued Ghorbal
  • Interprétation
    Awatef Jendoubi, Bagdadi Aoum
  • Production
    Mandala Productions, Amilcar Films
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF

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