L' Attente des femmes


1h 23m 2001

Brief Synopsis

In 1920s Algeria, wealthy but impotent patriarch Brahim becomes angered when neither of his wives bear him a child. Deciding to take young Fadah as his third wife, Brahim separates her from her love Hemna. For awhile, Fadah fails to become pregnant, but when Hemna sneaks onto the estate, disguised a

Film Details

Also Known As
Attente des femmes, Women's Expectations
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Pyramide Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

Synopsis

In 1920s Algeria, wealthy but impotent patriarch Brahim becomes angered when neither of his wives bear him a child. Deciding to take young Fadah as his third wife, Brahim separates her from her love Hemna. For awhile, Fadah fails to become pregnant, but when Hemna sneaks onto the estate, disguised as a beggar, Fadah finally bears a child. At first, Brahim is overjoyed to have an heir to his fortune. But soon, suspicions arise over the identity of the child's father.

Film Details

Also Known As
Attente des femmes, Women's Expectations
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Pyramide Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States September 2001

Released in United States January 2002

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (New Directors) September 20-29, 2001.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Programme) January 23 - Feb 3, 2002.

Feature directorial debut for Naguel Belouad.

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States September 2001 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (New Directors) September 20-29, 2001.)

Released in United States January 2002 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Programme) January 23 - Feb 3, 2002.)