Bad Faith

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Director: ROSCHDY ZEM

A 21st century take on Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, Bad Faith stars Roschdy Zem (long-time actor – Bad Faith is his debut as a director) and Cecile de France star as a Muslim Arab and a Jewish woman who find their four-year love affair put to the ultimate test. Ishmael (Zem) is a music instructor at a Paris conservatory.

His widowed mother still lives in the housing project in which her son was reared, and his Jewish best friend runs a record store. Clara (France) is a physical therapist who specializes in helping motor-impaired children and whose well-off retired parents live with her single sister in the family’s comfortable suburban home.

Secular thirty-somethings who never put much credence in adhering to their respective faiths, Ishmael and Clara have remained together for four fun-fi lled years without incident. When Clara discovers that she has become pregnant with Ishmael’s child, however, the couple’s carefree romance gets complicated as ethnic backgrounds and family love (entre nous) become very sticky.

(In French and Arabic w/ Eng. subtitles)

FRANCE/ALGERIA • 2006 • 88 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: ROSCHDY ZEM

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