This 1996 film by Nadia Fares tells the stories of three Tunisian women who are connected only through their chance encounters. The rebellious Leila, making out on a beach with her young lover, is spotted by three men who decide that she's fair game for rape. She escapes only with the help of Naima, a middle-aged doctor who's the victim of an arranged marriage, and later Naima treats Amina, a young woman whose husband beats her. The juxtaposition of marginally related stories allows Fares to structure her film less as a melodrama than as an essay about the ancient cultural codes still enforced through male violence. In French with subtitles. 80 min.