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Inch'Allah dimanche
Benguigui, Yamina.
Publication Information:
[Fairlawn, NJ] : Film Movement, [2007]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Film about the "family reunion, " the French government's euphemism for a 1974 law allowing Algerian wives to rejoin their husbands working in France. Strong-willed Zouina parts tearfully from her mother in the port of Algiers; once in France, she and her three small children are at the mercy of her mother-in-law and confused by the strange customs of their local grocer and garden-obsessed neighbor. The radio is her only window on life and on the women of this new country.
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At head of container and disc label: Film Movement® presents.

This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.

Based on the novel by Yamina Benguigui.

This month's short film: Schwarzfahrer (Black Rider) (12 min. ; director, Pepe Danquart, in German with English subtitles).
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Central Library DVD 65610 Adult DVD Media Room-Foreign Language Video
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Dudley Branch Library DVD 65610 Adult DVD Audio Visual
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Set in 1974, when the French government decided to allow the families of Algerian men working in France to legally emigrate to join them, Inch'Allah Dimanche tells the story of one such family. Upon arriving in France with her three children, Zouina (Fejra Deliba), is sent off to live in a house that her husband has rented for them. Unfortunately, she quickly realizes that her husband has no intention of allowing her to see the country as it exists outside of the house, and is prohibited from leaving. Without friends and family and constantly under the surveillance of her domineering mother-in-law, Zouina finds her only source of relief is Sunday -- the film's title translates to "Thank God for Sunday!" -- when her husband takes his mother out for the day and Zouina and the children are able to explore the outside world. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

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