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by Nora Hamdi


Seventeen-year-old Lya lives on a suburban housing estate with her sisters Chirine (18) and Inès (7). Since Chirine grew into a woman, her father hasn‘t spoken to her. In her family, Lya is the only one who stands up to this violent father. In Paris, Chirine meets Alex, who claims to be an agent and suggests she become a model. But through Lya’s eyes, Chirine realises she is falling into prostitution. Lya’s rebellion leads to a reconciliation between the father and his daughters and Chirine learns to defend herself. She then meets Simon, a renowned advertising executive who, fascinated by her beauty, takes her under his wing. Caught between the suburbs and the capital, love and violence, through their everyday lives, Chirine and Lya try to find their place as women in a world in which humanity tries to survive.

original title: Des poupées et des anges
country: France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Nora Hamdi
film run: 102'
release date: FR 25/06/2008
screenplay: Nora Hamdi
cast: Leïla Bekhti, Karina Testa, Samy Naceri, Samuel Le Bihan, Fejria Deliba, Léa Seydoux
cinematography by: Jean-Louis Vialard
film editing: Sophie Delecourt
art director: Dominique Treibert
music: DJ Abdel, Ian Aledji
producer: Jean-François Lepetit
production: Flach Film, France 3 Cinéma
distributor: Rezo Films
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