Challat of Tunis

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    Challat of Tunis

    Le Challat de Tunis

    Directed by

    Tunisia, France, USA, United Arab Emirates

    2013

    89 min

    • Arabic

    Documentary, Drama

    It’s summer 2003 in Tunisia. A man on a moped prowls the streets of Tunis, with a razor blade in hand. Known as Challat, he is on a personal mission: to slash the derrieres of women strolling along the city’s sidewalks. From one neighbourhood to another, the most unlikely of stories circulate about him. He is a mysterious figure, shrouded in fantasy, all the while instilling terror. After the revolution, one woman sets out to track him down, determined to clear up the mystery of Challat, at any cost.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Jallel Dridi
    Screenplay
    Kaouther Ben Hania
    Cinematography
    Sofiane El Fani
    Editing
    Nadia Ben Rachid
    Music
    Benjamin Violet
    Si Lemhaf
    Production
    SISTER PRODUCTIONS
    Sales
    JOUR2FETE

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    Kaouther Ben Hania

    Kaouther Ben Hania

    Tunisia

    I love characters who are left with no choices

    Director and screenwriter, Kaouther Ben Hania, born in Sidi Bouzid (Tunisia), initially studied commerce, then entered the École des Arts et du Cinéma de Tunis (EDAC) where she made three short films: LA BRECHE (2004), followed by ME, MY SISTER AND "THE THING" (2006), WOODEN HAND (2013) and her first feature film, CHALLAT OF TUNIS (2013), which opened the section ACID in Cannes in 2014 and won the Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma prize at the Amiens festival. Her feature ZAINEB HATES THE SNOW premiered at FF Locarno in 2016. Her 2017 film BEAUTY AND THE DOGS screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

    Selected Filmography