|Release Date:||June 24, 2005|
|Running time:||89 minutes|
|Cast:||Vahina Giocante, Mohammed Khouas, Karim Benhadou, Lofti Chakri, Houd Dkhissi|
|Writer:||Chimo, Ziad Doueiri|
|Distributor:||Samuel Goldwyn Films|
Description: Set in Marseilles, this coming-of-age tale centers on a Lolita-esque teen who is a big tease to a shy Arab kid. Lila is a gorgeous 16-year-old girl who has just moved, with her rather strange aunt, into a poor neighborhood populated primarily by Arab families. The two leaders of the suburb's main gang fall in love with her. One is the film's poetic narrator, a quiet boy with a talent for writing named Chimo; the other is Mouloud, a headstrong punk. One day, Lila dares Chimo to look up her skirt -- if he can handle it -- and by doing so, puts into motion a sequence of raw, devastating events. The ensuing maelstrom that develops out of this romantic triangle reveals the dangers inherent in sexual game playing.
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