Class, cultural and sexual differences are explored in this romantic gay drama set in sun-splashed Tunisia. Thirty-year old Malik (Antonin Stanly) returns to his homeland after the death of his father where he is greeted by his over-bearing mother (Claudia Cardinale) who desperately wants to see him stay and get married. But instead, Malik, meets and falls in love with the darkly handsome handyman (Salim Kechiouche). They begin a tentative relationship but Islamic mores, a still class conscience society and the ever-presence of his mother threaten their burgeoning love. A forbidden love story, The String is an engaging, insightful and undeniably sexy drama.