World Perspectives / UK premiere

Die Welt

  • Alex Pitstra /
  • Netherlands, Tunisia /
  • 2013 /
  • 80 mins

Abdelhamid Naouara, Mohsen ben Hassen, Rahma ben Hassen, Ilse Heus, Judith van der Meulen, Kamel ben Khalfa, Imed Sassi, Fouad Cheneti, Mehdi Cheneti, Jamil Ferchichi, Youssef Hammami

Post-Jasmine Revolution blues with a punch and a Tarantino-esque touch.

Young Abdallah preaches the virtues of serious political cinema against cheap US blockbusters in the video store where he works but constantly dreams of leaving Tunis. After a one night stand with a Dutch woman he can almost foresee his future in prosperous Europe. Blending documentary and fiction, handheld realism and witty in-your-face monologues, this is a bittersweet tale of selfdiscovery and unfulfilled hopes set in a postrevolutionary country trapped between a dark past and a fragile future.

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