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Striking The Palace
Petites mains

F 2023 | 87 Min. | OmU | DE International

SCORE Bernhard Wicki Award
DGB Film Award

Eva, 20, joins Safietou, Djaoua, Violette and Simone, a team of chambermaids at one of Paris’s finest Palace Hotels. She discovers the poor working conditions of these invisible women, who work tirelessly to keep the high standards of these luxurious hotels, where one night can cost their annual salary. Many are not even employed by the hotels directly but by sub-contractors, and are therefore particularly vulnerable. While on strike to fight against subcontracting and to obtain better working conditions, they come up with a colorful idea : having their own “Fashion Week” in front of the hotel!

Director: Nessim Chikhaoui
Script: Nessim Chikhaoui, Hélène Fillières
Photographer: Jean-Marc Fabre
Editor: Sarah Ternat
Music: Blaise Delafosse dit Demusmaker
Cast: Lucie Charles-Alfred, Corinne Masiero, Marie-Sohna Condé, Maïmouna Gueye, Salimata Kamate, Kool Shen, Mariama Gueye u.a.
Production company: Matthieu Tarot / Albertine Productions
Distributor: offen
World Sales: Le Pacte

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Nessim Chikhaoui

NESSIM CHIKHAOUI arbeitete zunächst als Sozialarbeiter in einem der Pariser Banlieues, bevor es den leidenschaftlichen Kinogänger zum Film zog. Er wurde einer der Drehbuchautoren der in Frankreich sehr populären Serie „Les Tuche“ und produzierte 2022 schließlich seinen Debütfilm „Placés“, in welchem er seine eigenen Erfahrungen als Sozialarbeiter verarbeitete.

Filmography: Striking The Palace (2023), Placés (2022)


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