Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. Rallia Cylia Malki , a year-old westernized woman, is on a bus in the mountainous desert region of Algeria in northwest Africa, surveying where homes blend in with the landscape. More Top Movies Trailers. Along the way, Rallia witnesses some brutal local customs that she has a hard time reconciling with her Western upbringing. Nedjma is insistent on accompanying her.

However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Edit Cast Cast overview: They hitch a ride with a truck driver who is soon ambushed by people wanting to steal his cargo grain — so they can have food. Nedjma wants to protect Keltoum. Algeria, minutes. Search for ” La fille de Keltoum ” on Amazon.

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She slowly finds her way to a house to which the bus driver had directed her. Your list has reached beng maximum number of items. Add the first question. Please enter recipient e-mail address es. He warmly welcomes her and tells her that her mother works far away in a luxury resort in El Kantara, but each Friday Keltoum returns home. The mountains were paradise in her dreams but she dislikes the reality she sees.

Rallia and Nedjma invite her to travel with them. When her mother does not got off the bus, Rallia leaves with her aunt on a road trip to the city.



keltlum Mahdi CharefMehdi Charef. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Angry because the two women assisted the thieves, his form of revenge is to attempt to rape Rallia. Rallia soon sheds her western designer clothes for traditional garb and helps her mad-crazed aunt with her chores. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Policiesand to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.

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Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Rallia runs to his truck and commandeers it — shocking the driver long enough for Nedjma to escape and join Rallia. Edit Storyline An extraordinary meltoum of a young woman raised in Switzerland who travels back to Algeria, her birthplace, to meet and kill her natural mother, who abandoned fil shortly after birth. Please enter the message. It took me on a journey, and I was swept in. Their first encounter is with a woman Fatima Ben Saudane who has just been rejected by her husband and is being sent away.

Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Rallia and Nedjma arrive at the luxury hotel where Keltoum works. Charef’s films, La Maison d’Alexina and Pigeon volewere bsnt from his novels of the same name.

Most of the movie is in most ways preparing for the last 15 minutes. On the road once more, the two women encounter the truck driver who had been robbed. The last scene of the movie is where this old demented woman races to fjlm up with a bus.


Rallia has repeatedly said that when she meets her mother, she will first ask her why she gave her up for adoption — and then will kill her. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you.

Only her grandfather and aunt remain in the krltoum, and she is told that her mother will soon arrive. About the Director Mehdi Charef was born in in Maghnia, Algeria, where he lived until his family left in the early s to live in France, where he was trained as a mechanic and worked in a factory. Medhi Charef currently lives in France and continues his work as a novelist and filmmaker. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. Finding libraries that hold bebt item Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

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Rallia is returning to her birthplace, hoping to find her mother, Keltoum. Remember me on this computer. Movie Info Mehdi Charef directs this gritty drama keltou the difficulties of being a women in the strict patriarchal societies of Northern Africa.

Preview this item Preview this item. Baya Belal as Aunt Nedjma. Heartpounding and emotional at the same time on the highest level.