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by Mounia Meddour


Algeria, 1990s. Nedjma, an 18 year-old student passionate about fashion design refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War to keep her from experiencing a normal life and going out at night with her friend Wassila. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by putting up a fashion show.

original title: Papicha
country: France, Algeria, Belgium
sales agent: The Party Film Sales
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Mounia Meddour
film run: 106'
release date: FR 9/10/2019, BE 16/10/2019, CH 16/10/2019, NL 13/02/2020
screenplay: Mounia Meddour, Fadette Drouard
cast: Lyna Khoudri, Nadia Kaci, Yasin Houicha, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda, Marwan Zeghbib, Hiam Abbass
cinematography by: Leo Lefevre
film editing: Damien Keyeux
art director: Chloé Cambournac
music: Robin "Rob" Coudert
producer: Patrick André, Xavier Gens, Gregoire Gensollen, Belkacem Hadjadj
co-producer: Paul-Dominique Win Vacharasinthu
production: The Ink Connection, High Sea Productions, Scope Pictures, Tayda Film (DZ)
distributor: Jour2fête, Cineworx Gmbh, Contact Film Cinematheek, Bteam Pictures

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