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Satin Rouge2002

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  • 3.7
A widowed Tunisian seamstress takes an unlikely journey of self-discovery in writer-director Raja Amari’s sumptuous and sensual SATIN ROUGE. While investigating a suspected liaison between her headstrong teenaged daughter and a cabaret musician, young widow Lilia becomes drawn to an exotic nightclub netherworld of Rubenesque belly dancers and nocturnal pleasure-seekers. She strikes up a friendship with one of the dancers, then eventually takes the stage herself, quickly becoming the favorite of both cabaret patrons and the club’s hot-blooded drummer. As she gradually sheds her shapeless, matronly housedresses for the flamboyantly sequined bar-girl garb, she also begins to emerge from her cocoon of melancholy and loneliness.

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She has love, she has fears. For her daughter, for herself - but she may know about her fears. Her daughter is her responsibility, especially in a man's culture, but her daughter is also her world. And others know this too.

Quietly and innocently and accidentally she entered a different world - part-time so to speak. She blossoms, she gains confidence, and she finds love. The movie signals early on what will happen, but when it happens . . .

The land seemed harsh, and men carry themselves and the rulers of the realm. That quiet authority impressed me. I thank this film for a warm introduction into several worlds and for some time with a beautiful woman.

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She has love, she has fears. For her daughter, for herself - but she may know about her fears. Her daughter is her responsibility, especially in a man's culture, but her daughter is also her world. And others know this too.

Quietly and innocently and accidentally she entered a different world - part-time so to speak. She blossoms, she gains confidence, and she finds love. The movie signals early on what will happen, but when it happens . . .

The land seemed harsh, and men carry themselves and the rulers of the realm. That quiet authority impressed me. I thank this film for a warm introduction into several worlds and for some time with a beautiful woman.

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I know little of the culture portrayed; I was afraid the men might be more domineering, controlling, violent. Clearly, as seen with the uncle, they're in charge. There also seemed to be room for women to choose a man if they were discreet. I loved the film. She was so constrained, so closed in after losing her husband. One hopes that widows don't suffer a social and economic decline after losing a husband. Her opening up to the cabaret, finding her sensual center, was beautiful. When she finally slept with the drummer/daughter's lover, the relief from weeks of foreplay must have been explosive. The satisfied sound and the relieved look on her face showed complete release from grief, doubts, and trouble. Movies like "Satin Rouge" are the reason I dislike Hollywood and its focus on fantasy; life is amazing enough. I'll be recommending this to my mother and suspect she'll find it satisfying.

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Musicality moves in this delighfully salacious tale of nightlife, motherhood and lonliness.

excellent movie

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