Cover image - The Challat of Tunis

Challat of Tunis


Kaouther Ben Hania

With: Jallel Dridi, Moufida Dridi, Mohamed Slim Bouchiha, Narimène Saidane

Tunisia, before the revolution. A man on a motorbike, razor blade in hand, prowls the streets of Tunis slashing women’s buttocks. They call him The Challat, aka “The Blade”, and the mere mention of his name provokes fascination and terror. Is he a lone criminal, an urban legend, or could he be the creation of a political group or religious fanatics? 10 years later, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, a stubborn young female director sets out on an investigation to unravel the mystery and discover the true Challat of Tunis…

Festivals & Awards

Cannes Film Festival – ACID – 2014

San Sebastian Film Festival – 2014

Busan International Film Festival – Flash Forward – 2014

Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur – First feature competition – 2014

Vancouver Film Festival


Original title: THE CHALLAT OF TUNIS

Production: Cinetelefilms, Sister Productions

Nationality: Tunisia - France - Canada - Qatar - United Arab Emirates

Year of production: 2014

Running time: 90'

Language: Arab




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