Amina (Leila Nassim) is a quiet, married Muslim woman living in Tunis with her two daughters. She is allowed certain freedoms as a Muslim woman, but is generally not allowed out on her own. Her life becomes increasingly restricted, especially after she meets up with her old school friend Aida (Amel Hédhili).
A mother of two, Aida took a firm stand not to tolerate her husband’s infidelities. She divorced and considers herself a liberated woman. Then there is their mutual friend Fatiha (Nadia Kaci), an intellectual who is adamant that she is going to leave Tunis and settle in the West. This strong triangle of friendship threatens Amina’s husband, Majid (Raoul Ben Amor), another adulterer who tries to bring the might of the chauvinist side of Muslim society down on her. Directed by Nouri Bouzid, this well-shot film presents us with the very real problems of women in contemporary North Africa, but offers no easy solutions.
1997: Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival - Audience Award - Golden Antigone
1997: Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film - Best Actress
1997: Venice Film Festival; - OCIC Award - Honourable Mention.