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Living in Paradise

A Feature film by Bourlem Guerdjou

Produced by 3B Productions

Production year : 1999

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3B Productions

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Pyramide International

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1961-1962, the Algerian war is under way. Lakhdar, an immigrant construction worker, lives in the Nanterre shantytown. He can no longer bear living alone without his wife and children whom he has left in Southern Algeria.


I want to tell the story ofthousands of Algerian immigrants who came to France in 1950s. Most of them were looking for work and were "housed" in shantytown. I feel that it is important to remember these men whom History has forgotten. Despite the hard conditions, living in a "no-mans land" on the fringe of the largestFrench cities, these people held onto their traditions and culture in order to preserve their identity.

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Executive Producer :

Jean Bréhat

Director of Photography :

George Lechaptois

Music Composer :

Bourlem Guerdjou

Screenwriters :

Olivier Lorelle, Bourlem Guerdjou

Sound Recordist :

Hachmi Joulak

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Feature film

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French, Algerian

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1 h 45 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (7)

Mar Del Plata International Film Festival - 2007

Mar Del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina, 2007)


Official Selection - Out of Competition

Cairo - International Film Festival - 1998

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1998)


Out of Competition

Venice International Film Festival  - 1998

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1998)


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