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by Philippe Faucon


The relationship between Sélima, a young nurse of Algerian origin, and Esther, an old Jewish woman from Oran, paralysed from the waist down, who is taken up with memories of the Algeria of her youth. Despite the fears of Esther’s son, the two women hit it off to such a point that Halima, Sélima’s mother, agrees to look after the cranky old woman full-time. This experience puts their mutual prejudice to the test, before transforming it into reciprocal interest, not without provoking, however, disparagement from the Muslim neighbours.

international title: Two Ladies
original title: Dans la vie
country: France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Philippe Faucon
release date: FR 12/03/2008
screenplay: Philippe Faucon
cast: Sabrina Ben Abdallah, Ariane Jacquot, Zohra Mouffok, Hocine Nini
cinematography by: Laurent Fenart
film editing: Sophie Mandonnet
art director: Valérie Strano
producer: Isabelle Faucon
production: Istiqlal Films, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC), ARTE France Cinéma
backing: Région Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, Région Franche-Comté
distributor: Pyramide Distribution
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