Algiers, the winter of 2003: Three women have been living in a hotel in the centre of town since the violence started. The daughter has chosen a modern, emancipated life for herself by working for a photographer, taking a generous married lover and spending steamy weekends in nightclubs. Her faithful friend, prostitutes herself under the thumb of a powerful and "kind" protector. Meanwhile the mother bides time, torn between fear and nostalgia.
Director Nadir Moknèche weaves a richly drawn portrait of women exiled in their own country.
Original Languages: French
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 111 min.