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also known as Mascarades

Masquerades2009

  • 4.0
After working for much of his life as a gardener in his dusty Algerian village, Mounir dreams of improving his family’s fortune and gaining a measure of respect by marrying off his narcoleptic sister, Rym, to a “real gentleman.” However, Rym has other plans; she dreams of marrying Mounir’s best friend, Khliffa, who has secretly courted her for years. When Mounir lashes out at village gossip with a fib that he has promised Rym to a wealthy outsider, she comes out of her sleepy stupor to embrace the rumor and press her real betrothed into action. Beautifully brought to life by a memorable cast, including director Lyes Salem as the cocky but compassionate bumbler Mounir, this heartfelt comedy suggests that when dreams become reality, it’s time to wake up.

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I was teetering between ★★★ and ★★★★— Reguieg's large bewitching eyes tipped it.

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I was teetering between ★★★ and ★★★★— Reguieg's large bewitching eyes tipped it.

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My first glimpse into modern Algerian culture. I loved this film and it's brute honesty and trust in the human spirit.

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it's really funny_Mounir is a total idiot asshole_maybe he wakes up maybe not_Rym is a dream_hope she wakes up_Khiffa is supercool_it's a goofy joy