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Joshua Vogel’s review published on Letterboxd:
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À mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer is definitely worth the watch. At first I had trouble following the plot, but once I understood that the film is about women from different backgrounds sharing their experiences, the plot became very compelling. The setting of the bathhouse plays a very important role because it serves as a common ground for women with different social backgrounds can share the same space. Having the film only take place in the bathhouse forces the viewer to focus on the conversations and relationships between the characters, rather than focusing on the environment that the characters live in. Overall, I was very fascinated with how the film showed the conflicts and differences between women of different backgrounds. The only problem I have with the film was its overdramatic ending where Samia and the aggressive man are killed. I felt that such a drastic shift in the tone of the film took away from the compelling conversations between the women in the bathhouse.