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The Dove's Lost Necklace
(Tawk al hamama al mafkoud)

by Nacer KHEMIR

In llth Century Andalusia, in the flower of Islamic-Iberian culture, Hassan is learning Arabie calligraphy from a grand master. In épisodes along the Unes of “A Thousand and One Nights” the film tells of Hassan’s search for part of a lost manuscript, and 60 Arabian lessons on love in its infinite varieties. Losing his way between dream and reality, Hassan finds himself ever more under the spell of the Princess of Samarkand, whose portrait on the slightly burnt page of a book he jealously guards. Fanaticism, a struggle for power, and decadence undermine the secretive garden of Paradise which nourishes the love of the two young people.

  • Titre français
    Le Collier perdu de la colombe
  • Original title
    Tawk al hamama al mafkoud
  • Titre international
    The Dove's Lost Necklace
  • Scénario
    Nacer Khemir
  • Photo
    Georges Barsky
  • Montage
    Denise de Casabianca, Kahina Attia, Catherine Bonnetat
  • Musique
    Jean-Claude Petit
  • Interprétation
    Navin Chowhry, Walid Arakji, Ninar Esber, Sonia Hochlaff, Chloé Rejon
  • Production
    Carthago Films
  • Support de projection
    35 mm

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