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The Scarecrows

( Les Épouvantails )

Nouri Bouzid

  • Arabic, French (with English, Italian subtitles); 98 min

The Scarecrows - Nouri Bouzid

Tunisia, Morocco, Luxembourg, 2019, 98 min
  • Sconfini Competition
  • Starring: Nour Hajri, Afef Ben Mahmoud, Joumene Limam, Mehdi Hajri, Sondos Belhassen, Fatma Ben Saïdane
  • Production: Samsa Films

In late 2013, Zina and Djo, both in their twenties, come back to Tunisia from the Syrian front where they were sequestrated and raped. Zina was separated from her two-month-old child and Djo finds out she's pregnant and plunges into mutism and expresses her Syrian horror only in the novel she is writing.Tunisian lawyer, Nadia and Dora, a humanitarian doctor, assist them in their hard and lengthy reconstruction; impeded by the violence of their close circles, the harsh view on the social networks and their angst.
Nadia, also Driss' lawyer, a 21-year-old persecuted homosexual who's been banned from all school establishments, asks him to help Zina in the hopes that their stirring meeting will allow them to open their black boxes, to assume themselves and stand up to the unjust society.