Movie-Database: Movies






Name: Masquerades

Country: Algerien; Frankreich

Year of publication: 2008

Format: 35mm

Color: color

Language : OF arab. m. engl. UT

Duration: 94 Minuten

Direction: Salem, Lyes

Screenplay: Salem, Lyes; Saugeon, Nathalie

Camera: Cottereau, Pierre

Editing: Ricard, Florence

Sound: Provost, Nicolas

Actor: Salem, Lyes; Reguieg, Sarah; Bouchaïb, Mohamed; Takoucht, Rym


A village in Algiers. Proud and a bluffer, Mounir wishes to be admired by all, but he has a weakness: His sister, Rym, who falls asleep anywhere. One night on the way back from the city, and quite inebriated, he shouts out to all and sunder that a rich businessman has asked for his sister’s hand. By the next morning, he’s the envy of all. Trapped by his own lie, Mounir changes his family’s destiny.