Marianne Basler as Lou
Abdellatif Kechiche as Raouf
Hichem as Mansour
Lotfi Bouchnak as Father
Medhi Rebii as Raouf(child)
Written by Ridha Behi
Produced by Malik Bencheghib
Edited by France Duez
Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis
Music by Lotfi Bouchnak and Ionel Petroi
Raouf is a filmmaker from Tunisia who has been asked by a French production company to make a film about his love of the movies. While he works on the script, the director continuously argues with his wife who is, ironically, also French. She feels like she has never been accepted by, her husband's native land turns to alcohol to escape her loneliness and feelings of isolation. The film intermingles Raouf’s past childhood memories with his present endeavors.
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