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      Houria

      2022 1h 38m Drama List
      Reviews Alger. Houria (25) is a gifted dancer with dreams of joining the Algerian National Ballet. To make ends meet, she works as a cleaning lady during the day and bets in clandestine fights overnight. After winning a final, Houria is assaulted by Ali, who is determined to get his money back. When she wakes up in a hospital, the prognosis is grim: she is unable to speak and will certainly never dance again. Refusing to abandon her dream, she throws herself, heart and soul, into her physical recovery. At her rehab center, she meets other women damaged by life. Houria resolves to help them transcend their wounded bodies and stand tall -- by teaching them how to dance. Read More Read Less

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      Blai Morell Fotogramas ... A story of rebuilding, resistance, and sisterhood, this time with dance as an escape valve and a space for freedom. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 4/5 Jul 3, 2023 Full Review Luis Martínez El Mundo (Spain) All of a sudden, the spectator is made one with what they see on the screen. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3/5 Jun 30, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Alger. Houria (25) is a gifted dancer with dreams of joining the Algerian National Ballet. To make ends meet, she works as a cleaning lady during the day and bets in clandestine fights overnight. After winning a final, Houria is assaulted by Ali, who is determined to get his money back. When she wakes up in a hospital, the prognosis is grim: she is unable to speak and will certainly never dance again. Refusing to abandon her dream, she throws herself, heart and soul, into her physical recovery. At her rehab center, she meets other women damaged by life. Houria resolves to help them transcend their wounded bodies and stand tall -- by teaching them how to dance.
      Director
      Mounia Meddour
      Producer
      Patrick André, Xavier Gens, Gregoire Gensollen
      Screenwriter
      Mounia Meddour
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French
      Runtime
      1h 38m