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Hiner Saleem

Vive la mariée... et la libération du Kurdistan

96' - 1998 - Comedy - Dialogue: Kurdish, French
Director: Hiner Saleem Composer: Hiner Saleem With: Georges Corraface, Marina Kobakhidze, Fatah Soltani
Cheto, a militant Kurd refugee living in Paris, has a relationship with Christine, a French woman. He decides to get married, but not to Christine. He wants a Kurd wife - young, pretty, patriotic and a virgin, brought up back home. He sends his friend to Kurdistan, equipped with a camera and a mission to film the potential wives-to-be. Cheto chooses and finds the girl of his dreams on the film. A whole party of friends and musicians head to the airport to welcome the chosen one. The last passenger to come out of the plane, is Mina. A short, chubby girl with a golden tooth. Cheto can't believe his eyes. “That's not his bride!” According to Kurd tradition, the oldest girl of the family is first to get married; so the family has “shipped” the eldest daughter.

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Credits

Director

Hiner Saleem

Composer

Hiner Saleem

With

Georges Corraface, Marina Kobakhidze, Fatah Soltani

Director of Photography

Valerie Le Gurun

Editor

Anna Ruiz

Producer

Marc Ruscart

More information

Dialogue

Kurdish, French

Countries of production

France

Year

1998

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