Foreign Body (Corps Étranger)
2016 / Arabic and French with English subtitles / / 1h32 mins
Director: Raja Amari
After three highly-acclaimed feature films (Red Satin, Buried Secrets and Tunisian Spring), this is Raja Amari’s fourth film. Seeking refuge from her radical Islamist brother, Samia arrives in France illegally. She discovers another world of hope and danger. She finds refuge with Imed, an acquaintance from her village, and then in a middle-class Parisian household, with Christine, the woman she starts to work for. A blend of infatuation, desire and fear forms between the three protagonists in this spicy, sordid and sincere melodrama.