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La Ville

La Ville

A Feature film by Yousry Nasrallah

Produced by Ognon Pictures

Release in France : 05/07/2000

    Synopsis

    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.

    Actors (9)

    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

    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

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    Arabic

    Coproducer countries :

    Egypt, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Egypt, France)

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    05/07/2000

    Runtime :

    1 h 49 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    100.057

    Visa issue date :

    19/08/2003

    Approval :

    No

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    TIFF - 2000

    TIFF (Canada, 2000)

    Selection

    Planet Africa