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Achingly romantic! The chemistry between the two actors is overwhelming. --Toronto Independent
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Beyond the story above, the film (actually, shot on video, in Paris, Marseille, Amsterdam and Morocco) is an informative and intriguing study of homosexuality among some Islamic cultures, where it was seen as an acceptable activity for young men before they married a woman, and where same-sex marriages actually took place until the mid 20th century.Read more ›
French Algerian Karim (Karim Tarek) is a student in Paris and spends his time with his girlfriend Sihem (Sihem Benamoune). He happens to view a television program about the gay life in Egypt in the 20th century, a life that allowed gay relationships and even marriages so along as the men gave up the lifestyle when they eventually married women. His interest in the subject results in a sociology project of interviewing gay Arab men to explore contemporary gay lifestyles. After a few aborted attempts (Karim is not sufficiently comfortable with the subject matter to gain the trust of his interviewees) Karim encounters Farid (Riyad Echahi), a gay, well-adjusted, quietly seductive handsome Algerian lad who not only agrees to be interviewed, but also finds ways to assist Karim with his project. Chemistry develops and the two depart Paris to visit Marseilles and Morocco and Karim discovers why the subject of choice fascinates him so!
The beauty of this film lies in the honesty in which it is written, directed, acted, and edited.Read more ›
Although the film was obviously made on a shoe-string, it has its moments and is far better than so many of the gay films coming out of Europe. The nudity and eroticism feel natural. Several deleted scenes ae included on the DVD as well as a scary interview with a young man on the subject of gay life in Algeria.
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Very honest documentary about how they research, concern, find a path to walk out of closet. Very nice of them sharing with the world.Published 19 days ago by TrailWolf131
Nice indie story... expresses the cultural & societal challenges for Gay Muslims trying to discover themselves and come out. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gabriel B. Rafael
it is a nice entertaining film. Touching... It seems as low budget or simply artistic to illustrate the works of a student in search of gay Arabs.
Well acted. Read more
Courageous movie because male homosexuality in Africa and Arab-Muslim countries (case for Morocco where this movie was shot by a Moroccan team) this is a highly controversial... Read morePublished 3 months ago by rene Vaurs
Although there was zxsome cultural ignorance on my part. I really enjoyed it,Published 3 months ago by Vernon
The story was quite nice and sensual, but the acting was sometimes good and sometimes not so good. Overall, it was interesting to see the difficulties of Muslim gay lives, but... Read morePublished 3 months ago by nyc
The protagonist is handsome in a feminine way (especially when he dances). It might have worked better for me to have a more masculine actor playing someone who really is just... Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. Navarro
some scenes appeared too transparent or fabricated, but it gives voice to a community worth listening to.Published 5 months ago by Ruben Zurita