Beauty and the Dogs

Kaouther Ben Hania

Camera Justitia
At a student party in Tunis, Mariam meets a mysterious man named Youssef. When they leave the party together, it is the start of a long night in which Mariam has to fight for her rights and dignity in a corrupt system.

In spite of the shock of the event, Mariam is determined to report her assailants to the police. But things are not made easy for her at all: emergency responders and civil servants respond indifferently and bog her down in the bureaucratic system. The authorities also persist in humiliating and belittling her even more. As the night progresses, the question arises of whether justice will prevail when it is on the side of the assailants. Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania shows the story in nine acts, in which she filmed each chapter in a single take. She based her film on the controversial true story that was published earlier in a book entitled Coupable d'être violée.
 
Beauty and the Dogs has been selected for the Camera Justitia competition and is part of the Second Sex theme programme.
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Credits

Subtitles
EN
Director
Kaouther Ben Hania
Country
France, Lebanon, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia
Type
Fiction
Duration
100 minutes
Themes
rape
Year
2017