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THE SCARECROWS

by Nouri Bouzid

synopsis

January 2014. Zina and Joe, around 20, return to Tunisia from the Syrian front where they were sequestrated and raped. Zina has been separated from her two-month-old child, and Joe, being pregnant, locks herself in mutism and only talks about Syrian horror through her next novel "Raped". Nadia, a lawyer, and Dora, a humanitarian doctor, accompany them in their long and difficult reconstruction; between violence of relatives, hard feedback from social networks, and misery. Nadia, also a lawyer of Driss, 21, persecuted homosexual and expelled from all schools, asks her to help Zina...

international title: The Scarecrows
original title: Les épouvantails
country: Tunisia, Morocco, Luxembourg
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Nouri Bouzid
film run: 100'
screenplay: Nouri Bouzid
cast: Nour Hajri, Afef Ben Mahmoud, Joumene Limam, Mehdi Hajri, Sondos Belhassen, Fatma Ben Saidane, Noomene Hamda
cinematography by: Hatem Nechi
film editing: Chalya Lacrois
art director: Seifedine Ben Salem, Hafedh Laridhi
costumes designer: Nabila Cherif
music: Riadh El Fehri
production: Samsa Films, Mesange Films (TN), Lycia Productions (MA)
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