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La Ville

La Ville

A Feature film by Yousry Nasrallah

Produced by Ognon Pictures

Release in France : 05/07/2000

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Actors (8)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Ognon Pictures

Foreign production company :

Misr International Films

French distribution :

Pyramide Distribution

Co-production :

La Sept Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pyramide International

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country


Ali, a butcher's accountant in Cairo, wants to become an actor. He's part of an amateur theater troupe; it's the only thing that excites him, it's the dream that helps him carry on. After Rod El-Farag, the market where he works, is destroyed, he decides to pack up and head for Paris. In the Menilmontant district, he gets a job boxing in rigged fights. He quickly becomes disillusioned and attempts to break away, but his "protectors" won't let him go. After an accident, he sinks into total amnesia. Once he's back home, he remains convinced that only the theater allows him a glimmer of the world and that the true voyage is the one you take in your own head.

Full credits (9)

Executive Producers :

Humbert Balsan, Marianne Khoury, Gabriel Khoury

Director of Photography :

Samir Bahsan

Editor :

Tamer Ezzat

Production Designers :

Salah Merei, Alain-Georges Ferrero

Costume designer :

Nahed Nasrallah

Screenwriters :

Yousry Nasrallah, Nasser Abdel-Rahmane, Claire Denis

Press Attaché (film) :

Agnès Wildenstein

Sound Editor :

Waldir Xavier

Music Composer :

Tamer Karaouan

Technical details

Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

Egypt, France

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Nationality :

Majority French (Egypt, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 49 min

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Audio format :

Dolby SR

Posters (1)


Festival Selections

TIFF - 2000

TIFF (Canada, 2000)


Planet Africa