Screenplay: Rachida Krim and Catherine Rambert
Music: Safy Boutella
Malika is a fourty year old Algerian widow who works in a school cafeteria. Her daughter, Lila, was raised with principles of her mother's Algerian culture. When her daughter is set to marry a man she truly seems to love who also fits into her ban on mixed marriages, Malika is excited and happy. But then, she falls in love with a man, Jean, against her own principles and a love affair ensues.
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