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Le Cri des hommes

Le Cri des hommes

A Feature film by Okacha Touita

Produced by Les Films du Phoenix

Release in France : 01/12/1999

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Executive Producer :

Les Films du Phoenix

Film exports/foreign sales :

Les Films du Phoenix


1957, the town of Mostaganem, Algeria: the country is still under French occupation, and repression of the National Liberation Front is at its height. The authorities indulge in torture, intimidation and public executions. Two policemen, one local (Iklef) and the other of Italian origin (Rubio), have woven a tight professional relationship in the preceding two decades but it unravels in the face of events and the missions they are assigned.


The Algerian War has inspired so few films that we must be magnanimous toward Okacha Touita's film. The film-maker raises a case of conscience in a society confronted with the tragic imminence of its own chaos. "Le Cri des hommes" projects a strong sense of conviction due to the fact that it was made in precarious circumstances, begun in 1990 and censured until now. It is a militant film, with all the passion and combativeness that implies. This tortured work should be seen both as a civic duty and a public record.

Jean-Philippe Guerand – "Le Nouveau Cinéma," December 1999

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Full credits (11)

Executive Producers :

Kamel Hassen-Khodja, Franc Marre, Mohamed Saim

Directors of Photography :

Allal Yahyaoui, Allel Yahiaoui

Sound Assistant :

Laurent Zeilig

Editor :

Mina Chouikh

Music Composer :

Rachid Bahri

Sound Mixer :

Bruno Lecoeur

Screenwriters :

Okacha Touita, Mohamed Bouchibi

Sound recordists :

Jean-Jacques Ferran, Camille Mestre-mel

Press Attaché (film) :

Akinhola Wazi

Production Designer :

Mohamed Oulhaci

Costume designers :

Nadia Danielle Mesmoudi, Abdelhalim Rahmouni

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Feature film

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Algeria, France

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Majority French (Algeria, France)

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1 h 40 min

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