In Beauty and the Dogs, during a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she'll have to fight for her rights and her dignity. But how can Justice be made when it lies on the side of the tormentors?

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Critic Reviews (7)

6.3
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  1. Mixed: 2 Out of 7
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Critical Consensus: Good.
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emanuellevy.com

24 May 2017
8.0
"End result is an emotionally powerful tale that many viewers–especially women–could relate to on both visceral and cerebral levels." ...
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Vague Visages

22 May 2017
7.0
"While Kaouther Ben Hania’s message is unfortunately obscured by a muddled lack of clarity in certain moments, her characters repeatedly tell Mariam that she must fight for her rights. And that seems a noble message for a cinematically bold, and of ...
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The Upcoming

20 May 2017
6.0
"The world that legitimises sexual violence towards women is often a far more insidious one. But the message here is clear and inarguable – the men are the dogs." ...
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Cineuropa

20 May 2017
7.0
"Hard-hitting and realistic, Beauty and the Dogs dissects the twisted drive behind a schizophrenic system in which the law is used for perverted ends with great intensity." ...
6

variety

19 May 2017
6.0
"Ben Hania’s decision to divide the film into 9 chapters, each seemingly orchestrated in a single take, works on a cerebral level, but the form doesn’t serve the story, and while the overall choreography of actors and camerawork is impressive, it ...
3

The Hollywood Reporter

19 May 2017
7.0
"This narrative uncertainty makes it harder for audiences to immediately identify with the lead, though thankfully Al Ferjani does project the necessary strength, affability and intelligence that will make audiences want to go on that harrowing journ ...

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Cast:

Mohamed Akkari, Chedly Arfaoui, Anissa Daoud, Mariam Al Ferjani, Mourad Gharsalli, Neder Ghouati, Noomen Hamda, Ghanem Zrelli

Release Date(s):

May 19, 2017 (Cannes Film Festival, France)
July 14, 2017 (Durban Film Festival, South Africa)
August 5, 2017 (Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia)

Cinematography:

Johan Holmquist

Screenplay:

Kaouther Ben Hania

Sound:

Thierry Delor

Music:

Amiin Bouhafa

Original Score:

Amin Bouhafa

Production Company:

Cinétéléfilms, Laika Film & Television, Film i Väst, Tanit Films

Distribution:

Forefront Media Group (South Africa), Jour2Fête (France), Oscilloscope (USA), trigon-film (Switzerland)

Language:

Arabic

Runtime:

100 minutes

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