Satin Rouge

A.k.a. "Red Satin". A Tunisian widow takes an unlikely journey of self-discovery in Raja Amarji's sumptuous and sensual "Satin Rouge". While investigating a suspected liaison between her headstrong teenaged daughter and a cabaret musician, Lilia becomes drawn to an exhilarating nightclub netherworld of Rubenesque belly dancers and nocturnal pleasure-seekers. In trading her shapeless housedresses for sequins and satin, she begins to emerge from her cocoon of melancholy and loneliness. Writer-director Amari's tale of liberation recalls Douglas Sirk's 1950s suburban melodramas as it also paints a distinctly modern portrait of Arab women.

Year: 2002
Genre: Foreign Language Films, African & Middle Eastern
Country: France, Tunisia
Director: Raja Amari
Starring: Hiam Abbass, Maher Kamoun, Monia Hichri
Duration: 95 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains sex scenes.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Africa & Middle East)



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