Tunis, 1942. Nour and Myriam, 16, have been friends since childhood.
They share the same house in a modest neighborhood where Jews and Muslims live in harmony.
Each one secretly desires the other girl’s life: while Nour regrets that she doesn’t go to school like her friend, Myriam dreams of love. She is envious of Nour’s engagement to her cousin Khaled, a sort of fantasy of the charming Arabian prince that they both share.
Unfortunately, Khaled cannot find work. The engagement lingers and the prospect of a carnal union grows more distant. In November 1942, the German army enters Tunis. Tita, Myriam’s mother, no longer has the right to work. Crippled with debts, she decides to marry her daughter to a rich doctor. Myriam sees her dreams of love suddenly fade away.
- Title: The Wedding Song
- Director: Karin Albou
- Country: France / Tunisia
- Year: 2008
- Running Time: 92 min.
- Genre: Feature Film