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A Tale of Love and Desire

102 minutes 2021 6.7

Ahmed is 18 and has recently started his Arab Literature studies at the Sorbonne. He encounters Farah, a Tunisian fellow student, and they fall in love. Classic boy-meets-girl, but with a few complications. Where she is open and liberated, he is more influenced by his background and the cultural codes of the Arab culture. He is also an awkward and closed young man. He does not want to have sex or kiss in public. He carries quite a bit of "what will people say", both in terms of his own behavior and that of his rebellious and independent sister Dalila (Mahia Zrouki). 

The film is not playable outside of Norway
Original title: Une histoire d'amour et de désir
Category: Feature Film
Genre: Drama, romance
Actors: Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong-Kéba Tacu, Aurélia Petit, Mahia Zrouki, Bellamine Abdelmalek, Mathilde La Musse, Samir Elhakim, Khemissa Zarouel, Sofia Lesaffre
Director: Leyla Bouzid
Script: Leyla Bouzid, Marie-Sophie Chambon
Country: France, Tunisia
Language: French