Just Like a Woman

July 5th 2013
  • Comedy/Drama,
  • R,
  • 105 min,
  • Other
  • Cast: Sienna Miller, Golshifteh Farahani, Bahar Soomekh, Tim Guinee, Roschdy Zem, Chafia Boudraa, Jesse Harper, Sayed Badreya, Usman Ally, Paolina Cimino, Richard Cotovsky, Michael Ehlers, Lorena Fernández, Doug James, Kimberly Kiegel, Dan Latham, Loren Lazerine, Mike Miller, Amy Olson, Francisco Peramos, Aaron Walters, Rebekah Ward
  • Director: Rachid Bouchareb
  • Writers: Joelle Touma, Marion Doussot
  • Producers: Allen Bain, Jean Bréhat, Charles S. Cohen, Francesca Manno, Jesse Scolaro
  • Co Producers: Gianluca Curti, Matthieu de Braconier, Bertrand Faivre
  • Casting: Justine Léocadie
  • D.O.P.: Christophe Beaucarne
  • Editor: Matt Garner
  • Makeup: Zsofia Otvos
  • Music: Éric Neveux
  • Set Decoration: Patrick McGee


Mona, 26, an immigrant from North Africa, runs her in-laws' mini market in Chicago. She's married to Mourad, a man who can't stand up to his authoritarian mother. Marilyn, 29, is a receptionist at a computer repair company. Her marriage with Harvey is on the ropes. The only thing in her life that makes her happy is her belly dance, a passion shared by Mona. One morning, Mona's mother-in-law is found dead in her bed. Mona realizes that she mixed the wrong dose while preparing her medicine. Realizing that she might be accused of murder, Mona runs away and flees Chicago by bus. With nothing left to lose, Mona decides to go to Santa Fe to enter a contest hoping to join a famous belly dance company.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Chicago, USA; New Mexico, USA; Oklahoma, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Language and a scene of sexuality
  • Production Companies: Taghit llc, The Doha Film Institute, Cohen Media Group, 3B Productions, The 7th Floor, Arte, The Bureau, Minerva Pictures
  • Production Schedule: 13 June 2011 - August 2011

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 14 December 2012: France
  • 7 March 2013: Italy