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by Radu Mihaileanu


The story takes place in current times, in a small village somewhere between North Africa and the Middle East. The women fetch water from a mountaintop spring in the blazing sun. They’ve done that since the beginning of time. Leila, a young bride, urges the women to launch a love strike: no more cuddling, no more sex until the men run water into the village.

international title: The Source
original title: La Source des femmes
country: Belgium, Italy, France
sales agent: EuropaCorp
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Radu Mihaileanu
film run: 136'
release date: FR 02/11/2011, BE 09/11/2011, ES 09/12/2011, IT 09/03/2012, GR 15/03/2012, RO 30/03/2012, HG 10/05/2012, PT 10/05/2012, UK 18/05/2012, NL 14/06/2012
screenplay: Alain-Michel Blanc, Radu Mihaileanu
cast: Hafsia Herzi, Leïla Bekhti, Zinedine Soualem, Sabrina Ouazani, Malek Akhmiss, Saad Tsouli
cinematography by: Glynn Speeckaert
film editing: Ludo Troch
art director: Christian Niculescu
costumes designer: Viorica Petrovici
music: Armand Amar
production: Elzévir Films, Oï Oï Oï Productions, France 3 Cinéma, Indigo Film, BIM Distribuzione
backing: MEDIA Programme, Eurimages
distributor: EuropaCorp Distribution, Cinéart, Vértigo Films, BIM Distribuzione, Picturehouse Entertainment, Independenta Film, Strada Films, Nos Lusomundo Audiovisuais
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