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The String (Le fil)

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ActorsClaudia Cardinale, Antonin Stahly Viswanadhan, Salim Kechiouche

DirectorMehdi Ben Attia

From Gay Essential

The String, directed by Mehdi Ben Attia, was released in 2009. A French gay-themed drama dealing with the story of Malik, who returns home to Tunisia following the death of his father, the film starred Claudia Cardinale and Antoni Stahly Viswanadhan. Read More Here

“The String” (Le fil) is a tricky film. It addresses familial and religious conflict, yet provides its characters with an interesting reality that completely engaged this viewer.”
   eFilmCritic

“The presence of Claudia Cardinale in a key role will peak interest in “The String,” an attractive if obvious tale of a gay man returning to Tunisia and sorting out various emotional issues.”
   Variety

“Fascinating, beautifully shot and well acted from a director to watch.”
   Now Toronto

Features:

  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Arabic, French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 – 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: TLA Releasing
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Oct 2010
  • Run Time: 93 minutes

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Reviews

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    In this gay-orientated love and social drama Italian film icon, Claudia Cardinale, plays the mother of a liberal Arab young man who has to learn to live with the prejudices surrounding him in his native Tunisia. He returns to Tunisia for his father’s funeral and decides to stay. His privileged upbringing ‘allows’ him to be open with his homosexuality to the dismay of his mother. When he also seduces one of the servants their relationship is pushed to its limit. Despite their conservative Arab/Islamic surroundings and the predictable disapproval a relationship develops between these two men. This film succeeds on all fronts thanks to a good storyline, beautiful scenery and an excellent cast.

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