Rachid Bouchareb
France 1997 | 90 Min. | 35 mm, OmeU

Nora has had a strict upbring­ing. Her familiy comes from Alge­ria and her par­ents are rig­or­ous in their main­te­nance of tra­di­tion­al cus­tomes. Nora has learned over the years to make use of inge­nious tricks in order to have a little bit of free­dom. But when she gets preg­nant – by a French­man of all people – the game is over.

Now Nora must do every­thing in her power to find a »father« for this child. Final­ly she con­fides in her mother and, with her help, she is intro­duced to Hamid, man­ag­ing direc­tor of a large fabric shop in town. Naive mama’s boy Hamid is noth­ing like the kind of hus­band she envis­aged for her­self. But there’s noth­ing else to do, Nora must get mar­ried. Things take their course and it seems as if a solu­tion has been found for the prob­lem – until one day the neigh­bours dis­cov­er Nora’s »little« secret and the news spread like wildfire…