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Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

Summary: In a poor Arab neighborhood, the nineteen years old Chimo lives alone with his mother and is a talented natural writer. His school teacher offers him the chance to study in Paris, inclusive with a letter of recommendation, but his mother can not afford and Chimo stays. His three best friends are completely losers and scoundrels. When the shy Chimo meets the gorgeous and sexy new-arrival in the ghetto Lila, who lives with a deranged aunt, his gross friend Mouloud falls for her. However, Chimo becomes close to Lila, who seduces him with her sexual games, telling him about her perverted sexual experience. The inexperienced Chimo falls in love for her, but he does not know how to declare his love for the girl. When Mouloud sneaks and listens to a private conversation between Lila and Chimo, he concludes that the girl is a whore, with tragic consequences.
Runtime: 89 min
Rating: Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a brief violent image.
Production: Canal+
Genres: Drama, Romance, Crime
Countries: UK, France
Language: French
Home Release Date: Nov 29, 2005
Director Credit
Ziad Doueiri Director
Writer Credit
Chimo Writer
Joelle Touma Writer
Mark Lawrence Writer
Ziad Doueiri Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Moa Khouas Chimo
Vahina Giocante Lila
Cast Credit
Barbara Chossis Chinese Prostitute
Bruno Esposito Police Inspector
Carmen Lebbos Chimo's Mother
Dominique Bluzet Priest
Edmonde Franchi Lila's Aunt
Ghandi Assad Sammy
Hamid Dkhissi Big Jo
Karim Ben Haddou Mouloud
Lotfi Chakri Bakary
St├ęphanie Fatout Claire Soulier
Producer Credit
Andrew Ruhemann Executive Producer
Bernadette Carranza Co-Producer
Bruno Levy Associate Producer
Fabienne Vonier Co-Producer
John Battsek Co-Producer
Luigi Ferrara Santamaria Co-Producer
Marina Gefter Producer
Patricia Biancamano Associate Producer
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