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Mohamed Ben Attia



Producer: Dora Bouchoucha
Production Company: Nomadis Images

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Hedi is a simple young man. He is not very talkative or reactive and does not expect much from the life that is traced for him. He just takes life as it comes. He allows his authoritarian and overwhelming mother organise his marriage to Khedija. He allows his boss send him on a prospection trip to Mahdia during the week of his wedding celebrations, and he allows Ahmed, his brother who has come back from France specially to take part in the ceremony, dictate how he should behave. In other words, he takes it all as it comes. He understands what is happening to him, but he just waits for things to go by. In Mahdia, he meets Rim who works as an activity leader in a hotel, a seaside resort that is losing its tourists. At first, intrigued by her insouciance and frivolity, Hedi ends by getting involved in a passionate love relationship. In the meantime while the wedding preparations go on, Hedi is finally forced to make a choice. 

Mohamed Ben Attia
 was born in Tunis in 1976. He studied audiovisal communication at the University of Valenciennes in France after graduating at the Institut de Hautes Etudes Commerciales (IHEC) in Tunis in 1998. He has directed five short films, “ROMANTISME, DEUX COMPRIMES, MATIN ET SOIR” (2004), KIF LOKHRIN (Silver award at FESPACO 2006) , MOUJA (2008), LOI 76 (2011) and SELMA (2013), which has been selected in the international competition of CLERMONT FERRAND FESTIVAL 2014.