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Les Yeux secs

Quinzaine 2003 | Feature film | 2H02mn

In Berber country, hemmed in by a ring of mountains, a village of women offer their bodies, where the only men who enter are those who pay. A village which the elderly have fled, in search of refuge behind an imposing barrier of snow. In this village, Hala is the Chief. Proud and mean spirited, she enforces the law and makes the rules. Her mother, forgotten in prison 25 years ago, returns, accompanied by a man, a bus driver, orphan and amateur comedian. Their arrival causes a shock like the last gasp before death… and rebirth.


Khalid Benchegra Raouia
Rafika Belhaz
Siham Assif


Narjiss Nejjar

Denis Gravouil

Laurent Benaïm

Emmanuelle Pencalet

Guy-Roger Duvert

Set decoration
Hayat Sbai

Production : Narjiss Nejjar, Terre Sud Films, 151, rue Montmartre 75002 Paris France Tél : +33 (0)1 42 49 05 52 Fax : +33 (0)1 42 49 05 52 Mob. : +33 (0)6 79 66 80 74 Coproductions : Jbila Méditerranée Productions (Maroc)