Algiers, 1993. The civil war is just beginning. Abandoned by her husband, Mrs Osmane holds her "harem" of tenants in a tyrannical grip, set on trying to control their every move, rather than confronting her own frustrations. But when her daughter Sakina falls in love, her world collapses around her.
Direction, screenplay: Nadir Moknèche (France/Spain/Algeria, 2000)
Cast: Carmen Maura (Ms Ousmane), Nadia Kaci (the redhead), Myriam Amarouchene (Yasmine), Biyouna (Meriem), Thamila Mesbah-Detraz (Rabia), Atmen Kélif (Badreddine), Linda Slimani (Sakina)