Satin Rouge

... the most good-hearted yet sensual entertainment I am likely to see all year.
- Andrew Sarris, NEW YORK OBSERVER
A fascinating examination of the joyous, turbulent self-discovery made by a proper, middle-aged woman.
- Patrick Z. McGavin, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Sensual Performances, excellent acting and the great Arabic music only add to the films garden of earthly delights.
A Tunisian answer to DIRTY DANCING!
... a steamy stunner...


A widowed Tunisian seamstress takes an unlikely journey of self-discovery in writer- director Raja Amari's sumptuous and sensual Satin Rouge. While investigating a suspected liaison between her headstrong teenaged daughter and a cabaret musician, young widow Lilia becomes drawn to an exotic nightclub netherworld of Rubénesque belly dancers and nocturnal pleasure- seekers. She strikes up a friendship with one of the dancers, then eventually takes the stage herself-quickly becoming the favorite of both cabaret patrons and the club's hot-blooded drummer. As she gradually sheds her shapeless, matronly housedresses for the flamboyantly sequined bar-girl garb, she also begins to emerge from her cocoon of melancholy and loneliness. Variety critic David Stratton compares Amari's tale to Douglas Sirk's American suburban melodramas of the 1950s (particularly All That Heaven Allows) calling the film a "handsomely produced and exhilarating romantic drama."

Date de sortie

Langue originale: Arabic
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Durée: 91 min.
Année: 2002


Hend El Fahem
Hiam Abbass
Un film de
Raja Amari