Foreign Body | Chicago Reader

Foreign Body

With this 2016 Tunisian drama, writer-director Raja Amari (Satin Rouge) filters through a feminist lens the experiences in France of Arabs from the Mahgreb. Sarra Hannachi plays a young woman who escapes political unrest in the former French protectorate of Tunisia, hoping to make a better, safer life overseas. After a horrific Mediterranean crossing, her port in the storm is Lyon, where her violent brother's friend Imed (Salim Kechiouche) works as a bartender. Soon she moves from his couch to a swank apartment owned by a French Arab widow (Hiam Abbass) to help sort the dead husband's belongings. The heroine is quick to assimilate, better than Imed, who struggles to reconcile his patriarchal African upbringing with his attraction to both Western culture and the two women.

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