Keid Ensa (1999)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Fairy Tales & Legends  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Morocco, Switzerland, Tunisia  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Based on a traditional folk tale of Andalucia, Keid Ensa tells the story of Lalla Aicha (Samira Aicha), a young woman who has learned to read and write from her father. The son of the sultan (Rachid El Ouali) is enamored of Lalla, but he doesn't believe women are as intelligent as men. She tries to prove him wrong by sneaking into his home and shaving off his beard while he sleeps, However, the sultan is not so easily convinced, and after he makes her his wife, he decides to teach her a lesson by locking her in his cellar for three years. Lalla, however, soon finds a way to outwit him.

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battle-of-the-sexes, cellar, folk-tales, Sultan, daughter, fairytale, father, love, merchant, prince, wealth