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The String

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Overview

A man inadvertently reveals his secret life to his mother in this gay-themed drama. Malik (Antonin Stahly-Vishwanadan) was born and raised in Tunisia; his father Abdelaziz (Lotfi Dziri) was a wealthy North African while his mother Sara (Claudia Cardinale) was a beautiful French émigré. Malik lives in Paris and has a successful career as an architect; far from home, he also feels free to live his life as an openly gay man without having to discuss it with his parents. When Abdelaziz dies unexpectedly, Malik comes ...
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Overview

A man inadvertently reveals his secret life to his mother in this gay-themed drama. Malik (Antonin Stahly-Vishwanadan) was born and raised in Tunisia; his father Abdelaziz (Lotfi Dziri) was a wealthy North African while his mother Sara (Claudia Cardinale) was a beautiful French émigré. Malik lives in Paris and has a successful career as an architect; far from home, he also feels free to live his life as an openly gay man without having to discuss it with his parents. When Abdelaziz dies unexpectedly, Malik comes home to help look after Sara, and the nightmares and anxiety attacks he thought he'd conquered after coming to Paris return with a vengeance. Malik finds solace in a dalliance with Bilal (Salim Kechiouche), a good-looking handyman doing some work at Sara's estate, but when she sees the two men in bed together, she's traumatized. While Abdelaziz was discreetly aware of his son's sexuality, Sara has never been able to accept it, and Malik must find a way to handle his responsibilities to his mother while staying true to himself and his desires. Le Fil (aka The String) was the first feature film from writer and director Mehdi Ben Attia.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/2010
  • UPC: 807839004779
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Source: Tla
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 47,814

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Claudia Cardinale , Sara
Antonin Stahly-Vishwanadan Malik
Salim Kechiouche , Bilal
Antonin Stahly Malik
Lotfi Dziri Abdelaziz
Driss Ramdi
Ramla Ayari
Abir Bennani
Rihab Mejri
Hosni Khaled
Technical Credits
Mehdi Ben Attia Director, Screenwriter
Karol Beffa Score Composer
Anne-Cecile Berthomeau Producer
Quentin Collette Sound/Sound Designer
Sofian El Fani Cinematographer
Chantal Hymans Editor
Fares Ladjimi Producer
Olivier Laneurie Screenwriter
Edouard Mauriat Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The String
1. Coming Back [8:10]
2. Lion [7:44]
3. Help the Cause [7:00]
4. A Thing of the Past [8:31]
5. What's Wrong With You? [7:57]
6. Round & Round [7:43]
7. Your Servant [7:36]
8. Strange Relationship [6:12]
9. Inside Each Other [9:12]
10. Life Is Fleeting [8:27]
11. Testify [6:19]
12. Let Go of the String [8:49]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The String
   Play Film
   Chapters
   Features
      The String Trailer
      TLA Releasing Trailers
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