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Foreign Body
A film by Raja Amari
2016/ France, Tunisia
92 Min/ Drama
Original Title
Jasad Ghareeb
The film follows the first months in France of Samia, a young illegal immigrant who ran away from her brother. Haunted by the fear of being followed by her extremist brother whom she had denounced to the authorities, Samia first finds refuge at Imed's home, a former acquaintance from her village, before ending up working for the rich widow Leila. These new meetings mingle with her headlong flight, where desire enhances tensions.
Hiam Abbass
Sarah Hannachi
Salim Kechiouche
Majd Mastoura
Production Company(es)
Nomadis Images
Mon Voisin Productions
Rhône-Alpes Cinéma
Dora Bouchoucha
Dominique Besnéhard
World premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival within the Special Presentations Section
Arab world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival within the World Cinema Section
Cinemania Film Festival in Canada
Chennai International Film Festival in India
Berlin International Film Festival
Tripoli Film Festival - Lebanon
Middle East Now Festival in Italy
Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan in Morocco
Best Screenplay at the RiverRun International Film Festival
Director Raja Amari approached themes such as jihadism, class differences, power games, complex family relationships and unexpected sexual affinity, as well as the unstoppable waves of illegal immigration of North African youths to Europe.
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