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by Kaouther Ben Hania


Tunisia, before the revolution. A man on a motorbike, razor blade in hand, prowls the streets of Tunis slashing women’s buttocks. They call him Challat, aka “The Blade”, and the mere mention of his name provokes fascination and terror. Is he a lone criminal, a simple urban legend, or is this the work of a political group or religious fanatics? 10 years later, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, a stubborn young female director sets out on an investigation to unravel the mystery and find the true Challat of Tunis…

international title: Challat of Tunis
original title: Le Challat de Tunis
country: Tunisia, France, Canada, United Arab Emirates
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Kaouther Ben Hania
film run: 90'
release date: FR 1/04/2015
screenplay: Kaouther Ben Hania
cast: Jallel Dridi, Moufida Dridi, Mohamed Slim Bouchiha, Narimène Saidane, Kaouther Ben Hania
cinematography by: Sofian El Fani
film editing: Nadia Ben Rachid
music: Benjamin Violet, Si Lemhaf
production: Sister Productions, Cinetelefilms, Six Islands Productions
distributor: Jour2fête

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