The Season of Men (2001)

Season of Men
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 4mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Rabiaa Ben Abdallah Actor Aicha 1 1000001
Sabah Bouzouita Actor Zeineb 1 1000002
Ghalia Ben Ali Actor Meriem 1 1000003
Hend Sabri Actor Emna 1 1000004
Ezzedine Guennoun Actor Said 1 1000005
Mouna Noureddine Actor Ommi--Matriarch 1 1000006
Azza Baaziz Actor Young Meriem 1 1000007
Lila Falkat Actor Young Emna 1 1000008
Adel Hergal Actor Aziz 1 1000009
Houyem Rassaa Actor Zohra 1 1000010
Kaouther Bel Haj Ali Actor Fatma 1 1000011
Nejib Belkadhi Actor Sami 1 1000012
Jamel Madani Actor Younes 1 1000013
Sadok Boutouria Actor Am Ali 1 1000014
Zakia Ayed Actor Regaya 1 1000015
Meherzia Nasser Actor Mahbouba 1 1000016
Ikram Azouz Actor Slimane 1 1000017
Ahmed Hefiane Actor Ghali--The Schoolteacher 1 1000018
Ali Kherimi Actor Nabil 1 1000019
Leila Chebbi Actor Salha 1 1000020
Wajiha Jendoubi Actor Salwa--The Seaside Friend 1 1000021
Habiba Soussi Actor Ftima 1 1000022
Khaled Ghefed Actor Fishmonger 1 1000023
Chedly Messaound Actor doctor 1 1000024
Tarak Zammouri Actor Hamed 1 1000025
Hatem Maroub Actor Strapping Lad 1 1000026
Brahim Saidi Actor Strapping Lad 1 1000027
Gueith Barkallah Actor Faycal 1 1000028
Sabine Jeddy Actor Young Woman in Menzel 1 1000029
Rami Anana Actor Young Woman in Menzel 1 1000030
Habiba Douzi Actor Wise Woman 1 1000031
Troupe de Tahar Raihani Actor Folk Group 1 1000032
Jalila Farjallah Actor DJjerba Dancing Girl 1 1000033
Moufida Tlatli Director n/a 2 2000001
Margaret Ménégoz Producer n/a 3 3000001
Mohamed Tlatli Producer n/a 3 3000002
Dora Bouchoucha Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Nathalie Nghet Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Moufida Tlatli Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Nouri Bouzid Writer (dialogue) dialogue 120952 4000002
Nouri Bouzid Writer (adaptation) adaptation 120896 4000003
Neji Zahrouni Unit Manager n/a 120832 5000001
Hammadi Riahi Unit Manager n/a 120832 5000002
Hervé Ruet Unit Manager n/a 120832 5000003
Touhamy Kochbati Production Manager n/a 305 5000004
Nathalie Nghet Production Manager n/a 305 5000005
Mounir Baaziz Assistant Director n/a 163 5000006
Saida Mahmoud Assistant Director n/a 163 5000007
Elyes Zrelli Assistant Director n/a 163 5000008
Senda Anane Assistant Director n/a 163 5000009
Mohamed Mihoub Assistant Director n/a 163 5000010
Narjess Krichen Assistant Director n/a 163 5000011
Frida Marzouk Assistant Director n/a 163 5000012
Herve Grandsart Assistant Director n/a 163 5000013
Michel Lisowski Assistant Director n/a 163 5000014
Youssef Ben Youssef Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Chedli Chaouachi Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000002
Chedli Chaouachi Camera Operator n/a 239 6000003
Isabelle Devinck Editor n/a 172 7000001
Anouar Brahem Music n/a 120781 8000001
Christian Lete Music drums 120781 8000002
Anouar Brahem Music Conductor n/a 120818 8000003
Lassaad Kamach Performer percussion 120819 8000004
Hichem Badrani Performer flute Flutist 120819 8000005
Lassaad Chaal Performer percussion 120819 8000006
Lassaad Hosni Performer percussion 120819 8000007
Nasredine Haddad Performer percussion 120819 8000008
Bessam Makni Performer piano 120819 8000009
Anissa Kasbaoui Performer piano 120819 8000010
Francois Couturier Performer piano 120819 8000011
Bechir Selmi Performer violin 120819 8000012
Sami Maatougui Performer synthesizer 120819 8000013
Sam Slimane Performer violin instructor 120819 8000014
Khaled Joulak Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Mohsen Raies Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Claude Bennys Assistant Production Designer n/a 121116 9000003
Nadia Anane Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Naama Mejri Costume Designer n/a 169 13000002
Essia Baaziz Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000003
Hinde Boujemaa Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000004
Fatma Jaziri Makeup n/a 353 13000005
Mouna Abda Makeup n/a 353 13000006
Mourad Louanchi Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
Jean-Pierre Lelong Sound Effects n/a 120868 14000002
Mario Melchiori Sound Effects n/a 120868 14000003
Faouzi Thabet Sound Engineer n/a 120916 14000004
Thierry Lebon Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000005
Bruno Mercere Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000006
Francois Mechali Stand-In double bass 121015 25000001
Youssef Chaoali Other accordion 120795 26000001
Anouar Brahem Other lute 120795 26000002
Gregory Pocelet Other recorder 120795 26000003
Stefan Lucas Other recorder 120795 26000004
Synopsis
Aicha married Said when she was 18. But Said, like his brothers, works in Tunis for 11 months of the year. His wife, like his brothers' wives, remains in Djerba, in a household run by his mother, as is the tradition. On her wedding night, Aicha speaks out of her desire to break with tradition and go to live with Said in Tunis. On the grounds of the precariousness of his life there, he refuses. To earn the money necessary for the trip, Aicha suggests selling the beautiful carpets she weaves. He agrees to this, but adds another condition: to earn the right to live with him in Tunis, first she must bear him a son. For the first few years, the return of the men is experienced with a kind of festivity: the women look forward to it like a new honeymoon. But Aicha will spend many years waiting, knotting the carpets that will enrich Said and stifle their lives. Constantly exposed to the criticism of her domineering and interfering mother-in-law, Aicha wants to run away.