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Ṣamt al-quṣūr [videorecording] = Les silences du palais = Das Schweigen des Palastes = The silences of the palace / Sīnī Tīlī Fīlm, wa-Maghrib Fīlm, a-Mat Fīlm ; fīlm min ikhrāj Mufīdah al-Talātlī ; al-muntijān al-mufawwaḍān Aḥmad Bahāʼ al-Dīn ʻAṭīyah, Rītshārd Manyān ; qiṣṣat wa-sīnariyū Mufīdah al-Talātlī ; iqtibās wa-ḥiwār al-Nūrī Bū Zayd
Alternate Title Silences du palais [videorecording]
Schweigen des Palastes [videorecording]
Silences of the palace [videorecording]
Alternate title from container: Shamt al kushur [videorecording]
Ennetbaden, Switzerland : Trigon-Film, c2007
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1997 .S2511 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Household employees -- Tunisia -- Drama
Women -- Tunisia -- Social conditions -- Drama
Mothers and daughters -- Tunisia -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Tunisia -- Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD (PAL format)
Requires region-free player
Language In Arabic with optional German, French, or English subtitles
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1994
Credits Cinematography, Youssef Ben Youssef ; editing, Camille Cotte, Karim Hammouda, Moufida Tlatli ; music, Anouar Brahem
Cast Amel Hedhili, Najia Ouerghi, Hend Sabri, Fatima Ben Saïdane, Zahira Ben Ammar, Sabah Bouzouita, Sonia Meddeb, Hélène Catzaras, Ghalia Lacroix, Sami Bouajila, Hichem Rostom
Awards Winner of the Caméra d'Or - Mention Spéciale, Cannes Film Festival, 1994 ; Fédération International de la Presse Cinématographique FIPRESCI Award, 1994 ; Golden Tulip, Istanbul International Film Festival, 1995
Summary As Alia, the daughter of a beautiful servant, Khedija, grows up in the king's palace at the end of the French colonial rule in Tunisia, she realizes the sexual favors required of her mother and other servants, as she, herself, is misused by those in power around her. Women had to live in silence, a silence so profound, they may come to doubt their own past -- even their own existence -- yet they survived these political realities with courage, fellowship, and the resources of their bodies
Alternate Author Tlatli, Moufida, 1947-
Hadhīlī, Āmāl
Ouerghi, Najia
Ṣabrī, Hind
Ben Saidane, Fatma
Ben Ammar, Zahira
Brahem, Anouar
Cinétéléfilms (Firm)
Mat films

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