Samia
Samia (2001)

Samia (Lynda Benahouda), an Algerian teenager, has immigrated with her large family to the Southern French town of Marseilles, where she must cope on a daily basis with both racism and her family's own restrictions on her personal… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 1, 2001
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Leighton Walter Kille
Boston Globe

A bracing lesson in the limits of cultural assimilation and mutual comprehension.

Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film

Though not very original, this unpretentious, well-intentioned drama from Phillippe Faucon deals with its potentially difficult subject seriously, honestly and even handedly.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

There was nothing fresh or particularly interesting in this human interest drama, but at least it was sincere and moving and unpretentious.

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Joshua Tanzer
Offoffoff

The girls are actual teenagers, one of whom is about to have her first baby. The men are real immigrant laborers, and the weary-looking mom is in fact a mother of eight. Their natural, anguished and passionate performances are astounding.

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