A Summer in La Goulette

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A Summer in La Goulette
Directed by Férid Boughedir
Produced by Marsa Films / Cinarès Production
Written by Férid Boughedir
Nouri Bouzid
Starring Mustapha Adouani
Gamil Ratib
Sonia Mankaï
Music by Jean-Marie Sénia
Distributed by Les Films du Losange
Release date
  • 1996 (1996)
Running time
89 minutes
Country France, Belgium, Tunisia
Language French, Arabic, Italian

A Summer in La Goulette (French: Un été à La Goulette, Arabic: صيف حلق الوادي‎‎) is a 1996 film by Tunisian director Férid Boughedir.

It is a narrative of how intercommunal relations deteriorated in cosmopolitan La Goulette after the end of French rule, especially Muslim-Jewish relations affected by Six-Day War and the rising impact of Islam on the Tunisian society.

The film also features La Goulette native Claudia Cardinale as herself. The film was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]


Youssef (Mustapha Adouani) is a Muslim who works on the TGM and lives in La Goulette. His best friends are Jewish Jojo the brik seller and Sicilian Catholic Giuseppe the fisherman who are also his neighbours. Their daughters grow up together and share prospects for life but the landlord Hadj Beji (Gamil Ratib) has his eyes on Youssef's daughter Meriem (Sonia Mankaï).


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  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1996 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 

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