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262 Ratings


Directed by Houda Benyamina
France, 2016


The story revolves around 15-year-old Dounia, who lives with her mother on the Les Pyramides estate, where she is known by the nickname ‘bâtarde’ (‘Bastard’). She builds up a protective tomboy image for herself and resolves to become a big shot in the neighborhood…

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2016 | Winner: Golden Camera

2016 | Special Mention: SACD Prize

2016 | Directors' Fortnight

César Awards

2017 | 4 nominations including: Best Film

2017 | 3 wins including: Most Promising Actress

Golden Globes (USA)

2017 | Nominee: Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language

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