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Fantômes de Tanger

A Feature film by Edgardo Cozarinsky

Produced by Astoria Films

Release in France : 11/03/1998

    Synopsis

    In contemporary Tangiers, two characters cross paths but never knowingly meet. One is a French author suffering from writer’s block, searching for places and people who witnessed the legendary days of the International Zone. The other is a boy of 12 who has travelled from the south of Morocco with a single, burning hope: to make it secretly across the Straits of Gibraltar and reach the Promised Land of the European Union. Both dwell in the same city but their lives are worlds apart.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Astoria Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Avanti Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Schlemmer Film, Les Films de Brooklyn, ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

    French distribution :

    Avanti Films

    Subject

    I like to think that when I’m asleep at night, sorcery is busy all around me, digging unseen tunnels in all directions between thousands of unsuspecting senders and receivers. Spells are cast. Poison goes to work. Souls are robbed of the parasitic pseudo-consciousness that lurks in the unsupervised recesses of the brain. There is drum-playing almost every night. It never wakes me up. I hear the drums and work them into my dream, like the nocturnal wailing of the muezzin. Even if I am in New York in my dream, the first “Allah Akhbar” erases the scenery and shifts what happens next to North Africa. And the dream goes on.

    Paul Bowles

    Full credits (7)

    Executive Producer :

    Mohamed Ulad Mohand

    Director of Photography :

    Jacques Bouquin

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Emmanuel Vernières

    Music Composer :

    Juan Pena Lebrijano

    Screenwriter :

    Edgardo Cozarinsky

    Sound Recordist :

    Cyril Moisson

    Editor :

    Martine Bouquin

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Morocco, Germany

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Morocco, Germany)

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    11/03/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 27 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    89.210

    Visa issue date :

    22/12/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Director

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