Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces (1990)

Director
Férid Boughedir

Main cast
Selim Boughedir; Mustafa Adouani; Rabia Ben Abdallah; Mohammed Driss

Genres
Drama, Comedy, Family, Foreign

Description
Twelve-year-old Noura dangles uncertainly in that difficult netherworld between childhood and adulthood. His growing libido has gotten him banned from the women's baths, where his mother took him when he was younger, but he's not yet old enough to participate in grown-up discussions with the men of his Tunisian village. Noura's only real friend is a troublemaker named Salih -- the village political outcast.


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