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Zaman, l'homme des roseaux

Zaman, l'homme des roseaux

A Feature film by Amer Alwan

Produced by Panoceanic Films, Huit et Plus

Release in France : 28/04/2004

    Synopsis

    Zaman lives with his wife in the marshlands in southern Irak. One day, they discover that she is suffering from a mysterious illness, a result of the war.
    The only doctor in the region advises Zaman that he must go to the city to find the medicine needed to cure her.
    He crosses the marshlands and travels up the Tigris. His journey leads him to Baghdad where he has to deal with modern civilization. Along the way, he experiences Irak’s history, both past and present. He also discovers and comes to personify the difficulties facing the Iraqi people.
    Zaman is happy when he returns home, as is wife, who has been waiting for him. But the few words they exchange will be his wife’s last, for she dies, a smile on her lips. Zaman is left holding a bottle of medicine.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    Panoceanic Films, Huit et Plus

    Foreign production company :

    Ishtar Productions

    French distribution :

    Artedis

    Co-production :

    Les Films du Village

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Artedis

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    Photos (7)

    Full credits (8)

    Screenwriter :

    Amer Alwan

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Pierre Fénié

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Chantal Lam

    Production Designer :

    Dafir Nadir

    Director of Photography :

    Tomasz Cichawa

    Production Manager :

    Sattar Alwan

    Editor :

    Roger Ikhlef

    Music Composer :

    François Rabbath

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Iranian

    Coproducer countries :

    Iraq, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Iraq, France)

    Production year :

    2003

    French release :

    28/04/2004

    Runtime :

    1 h 16 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    108.843

    Visa issue date :

    07/05/2004

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.77

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (3)

    Awards

    San Sebastian International Film Festival - 2003

    San Sebastian International Film Festival (Spain, 2003)

    Awards

    Signis Award for Best New Director : Amer Alwan

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