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Samia

A Feature film by Philippe Faucon

Produced by Ognon Pictures

Release in France : 03/01/2001

    Synopsis

    Fifteen-year-old Samia lives in Marseille’s periphery.
    Sixth in a family of eight children of Algerian descent, she suffocates in the moralistic atmosphere made oppressive by beliefs and rules she respects but no longer shares…
    Yacine, her unemployed older brother, justifies himself by upholding family and religious traditions. Older sister, Amel, has excluded herself from family life by her involvement with a boy from a different cultural background. Samia’s other sisters are completely focussed on academic achievement…
    And Samia, a series of school failures in her wake, forced to take up technical studies that don’t suit her, obliged to keep her first romance secret, becomes aware that it’s absolutely necessary that she alone decides just what to do with her life.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Ognon Pictures

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

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    International releases (2)

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    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Humbert Balsan

    Director of Photography :

    Jacques Loiseleux

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Eva Simonet

    Sound editor :

    Mathilde Cousin

    Costume designer :

    Françoise Clavel

    Screenwriters :

    Philippe Faucon, Soraya Nini

    Sound Recordist :

    Laurent Lafran

    Editors :

    Philippe Faucon, Sophie Mandonnet, Nacer Amri

    Production Designer :

    Françoise Clavel

    Sales Agent :

    Éric Lagesse

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    03/01/2001

    Runtime :

    1 h 13 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    97.603

    Visa issue date :

    22/12/2000

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (12)

    Sydney - Film Festival - 2001

    Sydney - Film Festival (Australia, 2001)

    Selection

    World Cinema

    Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2001

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 2001)

    Selection

    Main Program Section Feature Films

    Thessaloniki - International Film Festival - 2000

    Thessaloniki - International Film Festival (Greece, 2000)

    Selection

    New Horizons

    TIFF - 2000

    TIFF (Canada, 2000)

    Selection

    Contemporary World Cinema

    Venice International Film Festival  - 2000

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2000)

    Selection

    Cinema of the Present

    Delegations (2)

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