| 2011 – 100′ –  Comedy / Romance –
Written by Baya Kasmi and Michel Leclerc.
Directed by Michel Leclerc.
Starring Jacques Gamblin, Sara Forestier, Carole Franck, Zinedine Soualem.
Official selection COLCOA French Film Festival. César Awards winner for Best Actress (Sara Forestier) & Best Original Screenplay.
In French with English subtitles.
A Music Box Films release.|


Baya Benmahmoud, a young, extroverted liberal, lives by the old hippie slogan: “Make love, not war” to convert right-wing men to her left-wing political causes by sleeping with them. She seduces many and so far has received exceptional results – until she meets Arthur Martin, a Jewish middle aged, middle-of-the road scientist. Bound by common tragic family histories (the Algerian War and Holocaust under Vichy), the duo improbably falls in love. Amid the bubbly amour, humorous lasciviousness and moments of sheer madness, filmmaker Michel Leclerc and co-writer Baya Kasmi (FAMILY SHAKE – COLCOA2019)  inject satirical riffs on such hot-button sociopolitical issues as Arab-Jewish relations, anti-Semitism, immigration, and racial and cultural identity. 

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