• Beauty and the Dogs

    Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania
    Tunisia/France/Sweden/Norway/Lebanon/Qatar/Switzerland | 100 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Beauty and the Dogs

    Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania
    Tunisia/France/Sweden/Norway/Lebanon/Qatar/Switzerland | 100 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Beauty and the Dogs

    Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania
    Tunisia/France/Sweden/Norway/Lebanon/Qatar/Switzerland | 100 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Beauty and the Dogs

    Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania
    Tunisia/France/Sweden/Norway/Lebanon/Qatar/Switzerland | 100 minutes | World Cinema Now

After a young woman is assaulted at a college party by members of the local police force, she faces the seemingly impossible task of reporting the assault to a bureaucracy that refuses to listen, in this powerful, fluidly shot drama from Kaouther Ben Hania.

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film synopsis

Mariam, a young Tunisian student with a bright future ahead of her, meets tall, dark and handsome Youssef at a college party. But Mariam’s night takes a terrible turn when she’s assaulted by a group of men—all members of the local police force—and her flirtation with Youssef becomes instead a desperate search for help and justice as they face the seemingly impossible task of reporting the assault to a bureaucracy that refuses to listen.

Inspired by a true story and based on Meriem Ben Mohamed’s 2013 book Coupable d’avoir été violée (translates as guilty of having been raped), director Kaouther Ben Hania’s second feature handles a delicate and topical subject with a balance of restraint and urgency and shines a light on the bureaucratic negligence rampant in many parts of the world. Fluidly shot in long takes and led by a powerful performance by newcomer Mariam Al Ferjani, Beauty and the Dogs is not to be to missed.

film details

Original Language Title: Aala Kaf Ifrit
Country: Tunisia/France/Sweden/Norway/Lebanon/Qatar/Switzerland
Year: 2017
Running Time: 100 minutes
Language: Arabic (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
Producers: Habib Attia, Nadim Cheikhrouha
Principal Cast: Mariam Al Ferjani, Ghanem Zrelli, Noomane Hamda, Mohamed Akkari, Chedly Arfaoui
Cinematographers: Johan Holmquist
Editor: Nadia Ben Rachid
Music: Amine Bouhafa
Screenwriter: Kaouther Ben Hania

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