Maraa Le Ibni (1983)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Algeria  |  
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A varied Algerian culture with one foot in the distant past and another in the future finds a decent and sympathetic treatment in this story about the arranged marriage of an 18-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man. He is away studying in Paris, and after the marriage he goes back to school and leaves his now-pregnant wife at home with his family. She, in turn, does not like her mother-in-law and opts to go back to her own parents' home -- a taboo arrangement that has its own social consequences.



marriage, marriage-arranged, pregnancy, student, teenagers