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by Rachid Djaïdani


Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo still rooted in the mentalities of the two communities: no marriages between Blacks and Arabs. Slimane, the elder brother, and guardian of traditions, will oppose this union in every way possible.

international title: Hold Back
original title: Rengaine
country: France
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Rachid Djaïdani
film run: 75'
release date: FR 14/11/2012, LU 14/11/2012
screenplay: Rachid Djaïdani
cast: Slimane Dazi, Stéphane Soo Mongo, Sabrina Hamida
cinematography by: Rachid Djaïdani, Karim El Dib, Julien Boeuf, Elamine Oumara
film editing: Rachid Djaïdani, Svetlana Vaynblat, Julien Boeuf, Karim El Dib, Linda Attab
music: Sabrina Hamida, Karim Hamida
producer: Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Rachid Djaïdani
production: Sabrazaï Films, Les Films des Tournelles, ARTE France Cinéma
distributor: Haut et Court


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2012 Directors Fortnight
Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival 2012 Cineuropa Prize
Gindou Film Festival 2012 
Angoulême Film Festival 2012 
Deauville Film Festival 2012 
Paris Printemps du Cinéma Arabe 2012 
Festival du Film Francophone de Namur 2012 
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013 
New Directors/New Films 2013 

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