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The Honor of the Tribe

A Feature film by Mahmoud Zemmouri

Produced by Neuf de Cœur

Release in France : 24/11/1993


    Every year, a man leading a bear arrives in the Algerian village of Zitouna and challenges the little community to find a champion to square off against the bear. And every year, it is Slimane el Mabrouk who defends the tribe's honor. But one year, the outcome is fatal, and Slimane's two children, Omar and Ourida, are orphaned. Stripped of their inheritance, the children grow up alone.
    The years pass. The French army moves into the area as the war for independence intensifies. One day, Omar mysteriously takes to the hills following the murder of a French legionnaire (perhaps an act of resistance, perhaps a simple criminal murder). Omar's sister Ourida, meanwhile, dies in childbirth. Much later, Algerian independence is won and Omar returns to the village as a representative of the new government, uttering this enigmatic phrase : "Just remember that the Revolution hasn't forgotten you."
    Is this a threat of personal revenge or a promise of modern progress? The village, their traditional way of life disrupted forever, will soon have an answer to their questions.

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Neuf de Cœur

    Foreign production company :

    Bfk productions

    French distribution :

    Neuf de Cœur

    Co-production :

    Fennec Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    MGI International

    Full credits (10)

    Author of original work :

    Rachid Mimouni

    Screenwriter :

    Mahmoud Zemmouri

    Sound Recordist :

    Philippe Senechal

    Editor :

    Jacques Gaillard

    Music Composer :

    Jean-Marie Sénia

    Line Producer :

    Claude Philippot

    Director of Photography :

    Mustapha Ben Mihoub

    Press Attachés (film) :

    André-Paul Ricci, Christopher Robba

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Rouxel

    Costume designer :

    Habbel El Boukhari

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    French, Algerian

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Algeria

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    Majority French (France, Algeria)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 31 min

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