Cherchez la femme!

by Sou Abadi

(Francia / 2017 / 88’)

What wouldn’t you do for love? Armand and Leila are planning to travel to New York, but a few days before their departure, Mahmoud, Leila’s brother, returns from a long stay in Yemen, an experience that has radically changed him. Now, he views his sister’s modern lifestyle as offensive to the Prophet. The only solution is to confine her at home and prevent any contact with her boyfriend. Armand decides to go to extreme measures to see her: by donning a niqab and masquerade as a woman. His stage name? Schéhérazade. What Armand did not expect was for his performance to be all too convincing, to the point of attracting Mahmoud’s love interest.

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