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by Nouri Bouzid


January 2014. Zina and Joe, around 20, return to Tunisia from the Syrian front where they were sequestrated and raped. Zina has been separated from her two-month-old child, and Joe, being pregnant, locks herself in mutism and only talks about Syrian horror through her next novel "Raped". Nadia, a lawyer, and Dora, a humanitarian doctor, accompany them in their long and difficult reconstruction; between violence of relatives, hard feedback from social networks, and misery. Nadia, also a lawyer of Driss, 21, persecuted homosexual and expelled from all schools, asks her to help Zina...

international title: The Scarecrows
original title: Les épouvantails
country: Tunisia, Morocco, Luxembourg
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Nouri Bouzid
film run: 100'
screenplay: Nouri Bouzid
cast: Nour Hajri, Afef Ben Mahmoud, Joumene Limam, Mehdi Hajri, Sondos Belhassen, Fatma Ben Saidane, Noomene Hamda
cinematography by: Hatem Nechi
film editing: Chalya Lacrois
art director: Seifedine Ben Salem, Hafedh Laridhi
costumes designer: Nabila Cherif
music: Riadh El Fehri
production: Samsa Film, Mesange Films (TN), Lycia Productions (MA)
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