In a remote and primitive patriarchal village between the North of Africa and the Middle East, the land has dried and the women traditionally bring water from a distant fountain to their houses while the idle husbands drink tea in the bar. The educated Leïla, who is the wife of the local teacher Sami, begins a sex strike movement among the women, supported by the elder Vieux Fusil (meaning old flintlock), to force the men to bring water to the village. They must face the strong reaction of the brutal men. Written byClaudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilActors:
Leïla Bekhti,Hafsia Herzi,Hiam Abbass,Saleh Bakri,Biyouna,Sabrina Ouazani,Karim Leklou,Mohamed Majd,Mohamed Tsouli,Omar Azzouzi,Saad Tsouli,Amal Chakir,Amina Boussaif,Nadia Zaoui,Farida BouaazaouiGenre: Year:
2011Imdb: click here
"Finally, a movie dares to speak about the unspoken, about the reality behind the so-called "freedom of worship"; finally, someone has the guts to denounce the unbearable situation of women in those regions, or even in our regions because of the laxity of our democracies, ready to flout human rights in the name of a would-be tolerance! This cannot stand any more: voices have to raise, the tables have to be thumped, the headscarfs have to fall"