Satin Rouge
Satin Rouge (2002)

An attractive widow just edging into middle age begins to explore a new side of her personality once she's on her own in this drama from Tunisia. After the death of her husband, Lilia (Hiam Abbass) finds herself at a loss for what to do… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 30, 2002
DVD Release Date: May 27, 2003
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Abbass shines at the center of this sensuous and vibrant film.

Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Though far from perfect -- the film is predictable -- Satin Rouge is a refreshing view of a foreign culture.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Part of the charm of Satin Rouge is that it avoids the obvious with humour and lightness.

Kam Williams
Global Rhythm Magazine

A daring drama that addresses how a wanton woman copes with a strict social structure that would deny her any outlet for her animalistic urges.

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Mitchell Vantrease
Arizona Republic

It's a weepy, nail-biting story line that's all too familiar, although Abbass portrays her character with strong conviction and carries the film gracefully.

Patrick Z. McGavin
Chicago Tribune

A fascinating examination of the joyous, turbulent self-discovery made by a proper, middle-aged woman.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

A celebration of unintellectualized joy and the discovery of life.

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Sid Adilman
Toronto Star

There are many scenes of belly dancing, pure pleasure to watch.

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Dallas Morning News

A movie that has charm but shows weaknesses not uncommon for a novice director.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Bellydancing, with its ancient roots and links to fertility rituals, is a colourful and physical expression of life forces that Lilia has to rediscover.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Nice light film. The plot is predictable but nonetheless..not a complete waste of time.
Leo L
An interesting movie. Hiam Abbass stars.