As she weaves in and out of blind dates, failed moments of love with deported immigrants and into a more secure job Ahleme puts her own dreams to one side as she steps into look after her father and brother.
The brother she warns is losing his way finally proves it and gets excluded from school. With her brother in trouble, her father losing touch with reality and her job becoming more stable she decides to take the family home for a trip.
You sense that a return to Algeria could sort her brother out, help her father and for herself give a chance to slay the dragons of the past. Although she doesn’t have that lottery winning moment to take herself out of things she manages to know herself and that wisdom is her reward and strength.
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