Huda's Salon

Political thriller by Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now, Omar) about a Palestinian woman who is confronted with a gruesome moral dilemma after a hairdresser’s appointment.

Please note that this film is in Arabic, with Dutch subtitles.
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Reem, a young mother married to a jealous man, goes to Huda’s salon in Bethlehem, for a haircut and an attentive ear. But this ordinary visit turns sour when Huda, after having put Reem in a shameful situation, blackmails her to have her work for the secret service of the occupiers, and thus betray her people.

As Reem escapes the salon, that same night, Huda is arrested by Hasan and other members of the resistance. They find nameless pictures of all the women Huda recruited, including Reem’s. Huda knows that she will be executed the moment she gives up the names. She tries to bide herself as much time as possible.

HUDA’S SALON is a feminist thriller inspired by real events, where two women fight for their freedom.

Hany Abu-Assad, Egypt, Netherlands, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 2021, 91 min. Arabic spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Ali Suliman, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Manal Awad, Kamel El Basha, Samer Bisharat, Omar Abu Amer.