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by Françoise Charpiat


30-year-old Djemila, a single jurist, at last has her own apartment... a few steps away from her parents' place. A French woman of North African extraction, she does everything she can to hide her origins. Emma, her nutty and broke neighbor, struggles to raise her two children alone. Although these two women have nothing in common, a deep friendship forms between them because of their mutual love of music.

original title: Cheba Louisa
country: France
sales agent: Elle Driver
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Françoise Charpiat
film run: 95'
release date: FR 08/05/2013
screenplay: Françoise Charpiat, Mariem Hamidat
cast: Rachida Brakni, Isabelle Carré, Biyouna, Stanley Weber, Mhamed Arezki, Baya Belal, Agathe de La Boulaye, Malonn Lévana
cinematography by: Gérard de Battista
film editing: Marie-Blanche Colonna
art director: Isabelle Quillard
costumes designer: Jürgen Doering
music: Axelle Renoir, Rachid Taha
producer: Anne Derré
production: Legato Films, Wild Bunch Production, Direct Cinéma
distributor: Wild Bunch

main awards/selection

Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen Bruxelles 2013 

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