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by Nawfel Saheb-Ettaba


Jamil returns to the simple rural background from which he fled years ago, after having rebelled against his father and the rules of the society in which he had grown up. He finds work in a bookshop belonging to Tarek,married to Leïla, a beautiful, uneducated young woman.

international title: The bookstore
original title: El kotbia
country: France, Tunisia, Morocco
sales agent: Cinexport
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Nawfel Saheb-Ettaba
film run: 103'
screenplay: Nawfel Saheb-Ettaba
cast: Hend Sabri, Ahmed El Haffiène, Martine Gafsi, Yadh Béji
cinematography by: Gilles Porte
film editing: Nadia Ben Rachid, Mounira Bhar
costumes designer: Magdalena Garcia
music: Kaïes Sellami, Julien Ome
producer: Brahim Letaïef, Yvon Crenn
production: Stratus Films, YMC Productions
distributor: Fidalgo AS (NO)
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