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Tarzan Nesser & Arab Nasser

Dégradé

France, Palestine, Qatar 2015

In Arabic / English subtitles
84 min
For audicences aged 7 and above



Gaza Strip, nowadays. Christine's beauty salon is heaving with female clients: a bitter divorcée, a religious woman, a lunatic addicted to prescription drugs and a young bride-to-be among others.  But their day of leisure is disrupted when gunfire breaks out across the street. A gangland family has  stolen the lion from Gaza's zoo, and Hamas has decided it's time to settle old scores. Stuck in the salon, the women start to unravel...

Production notes

All in all the slightly animositous atmosphere between these people who have been brought into unnaturally close quarters with one another only ends up reproducing the suffocating climate of Gaza in general, from which there is no escape.  Bénédicte Prot, Cineuropa


Director: Tarzan Nesser & Arab Nasser
Screenplay: Tarzan Nesser & Arab Nasser
Cast: Hiam Abbass, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Manal Awad, Mirna Sakhla, Dina Shuhaiber, Victoria Balitska
Production: Rashid Abdelhamid, Marie Legrand & Rani Massalhas / Made in Palestine Project, Les Films Du Tambour
Sales: Elle Driver

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