El Kalaa (1988)

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Alternative titles

  • La Citadelle Alternative
  • The Citadel Alternative

Synopsis

Set in a rugged little Algerian mountain village, in a moslem culture, where male and female society works under a strongly patriarchal controlling influence. Insensitive and brutish Sidi has three wives, one-near suicide, and an adoptive son whom he beats and intends to force into a farcical marriage. Simple-minded Kaddour cannot find a bride and is eventually married to a mannequin dummy - the humiliation of which drives him to suicide.

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