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by Mounia Meddour


Alger. Houria (25) is a gifted dancer with dreams of joining the Algerian National Ballet. To make ends meet, she works as a cleaning lady during the day and bets in clandestine fights overnight. After winning a final, Houria is assaulted by Ali, who is determined to get his money back. When she wakes up in a hospital, the prognosis is grim: she is unable to speak and will certainly never dance again. Refusing to abandon her dream, she throws herself, heart and soul, into her physical recovery. At her rehab center, she meets other women damaged by life. Houria resolves to help them transcend their wounded bodies and stand tall - by teaching them how to dance.

original title: Houria
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Goodfellas
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Mounia Meddour
release date: FR 15/03/2023
screenplay: Mounia Meddour
cast: Lyna Khoudri, Rachida Brakni, Amira Hilda Douaouda
cinematography by: Leo Lefevre
film editing: Damien Keyeux
art director: Chloé Cambournac
costumes designer: Emmanuelle Youchnovski
music: Maxence Dussère, Yasmine Meddour
producer: Patrick André, Xavier Gens, Gregoire Gensollen
line producer: Matthieu Berenguer, Julien Manunta
production: The Ink Connection, High Sea Productions, France 2 Cinéma, Scope Pictures
distributor: Le Pacte

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