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Dégradé selected at La Semaine de la Critique in Cannes (21/04/2015)

Dégradé directed by Tarzan and Arab Nasser and co-produced by Abbout Productions has been selected at La Semaine de la Critique in Cannes.

La Semaine de la Critique, artistic director Charles Tesson about the film:
"Dégradé, a black comedy by the two Palestinian brothers Arab and Tarzan Nasser, is shot in the Gaza Strip, where the directors live. The film's cheery nerve draws an extremely vivid portrait of women trapped in a beauty salon. Outside, the madness of men is raging. This is an offbeat and raw look on people living in an asphyxiated territory. The film is a great opportunity to admire once again the performance of the magnificent Hiam Abbass."


Gaza Strip, nowadays. Christine's beauty salon is heaving with female clients: a bitter divorcée, a religious woman, a lunatic addicted to prescription drugs and a young bride-to-be among others. But their day of leisure is disrupted when gunfire breaks out across the street. A gangland family has stolen the lion from Gaza's zoo, and Hamas has decided it's time to settle old scores. Stuck in the salon, the women start to unravel...

With: Hiam Abbass, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Manal Awad, Mirna Sakhla, Dina Shuhaiber, Victoria Balitska

Production: LES FILMS DU TAMBOUR, Marie Legrand, Rani Massalha; MADE IN PALESTINE PROJECT, Rashid Abdelhamid
Co-production: FULL HOUSE, Laurent Baudens; MILLE ET UNE FILMS, Gilles Padovani; ABBOUT PRODUCTIONS, Georges Schoucair

Distribution: LE PACTE, Xavier Hirigoyen

Sales: ELLE DRIVER, Eva Diederix, Adeline Fontan Tessaur