Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces 1990

Movie Rating:

Plot

Noura takes the advantage of childhood and his mother took him to the women's only bath house. Later, his family hires a young female servant and Noura always wanted to see a full naked female body.

Thoughts

A charming coming-of-age movie from Tunisia which offers many explicit scenes. Like Malena, this film also tells the story of a boy's sexual awakening. It captures the inner story of Arabic culture and due to religious sensitivities many directors say no to sexuality oriented subjects. Noura's interest towards women is common at that age and the innocent face expresses the rest. Overall, Childhood obsessions are unforgettable and this time I am going to take Noura's side.

Verdict : Good

Director:

Ferid Boughedir

Stars:

Selim Boughedir, Carolyn Chelby, Mustapha Adouani & Rabia Ben Abdallah

Genres:

Drama

Country:

Tunisia

Language:

Arabic

Run Time:

95 min