Inch' Allah Dimanche

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Released 2001

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Inch' Allah Dimanche, a 2001 French/Algerian drama, tells the story of a North African woman who struggles with personal and cultural problems when she moves to France in the 1970s. Zouina (Fejria Deliba) has been married to Ahmed (Zinedine Soualem) for 10 years, but for most of that time, he has worked in northern France. When France passes a law in 1974 allowing the family members of immigrant workers to move into the country, Zouina sets off with her children and her mother-in-law, Aicha (Rabia Mokedem). Ahmed believes that the place of women is in the home and allows Zouina out only to do shopping, beating her when he learns that she takes the children out on Sundays. Meanwhile, Aicha verbally abuses Zouina, and Zouina has difficulty adjusting to her new surroundings. Thanks to a kindly neighbor, Mlle. Briat (Mathilde Seigner), and other friendly French natives, Zouina begins to question the treatment she receives at home.
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