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A Feature film by Hassan Legzouli

Produced by Why Not Productions

Release in France : 02/02/2005

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Actors (4)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Why Not Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

The Bureau Sales

Foreign production company :

Soread 2M

French distribution :

Pierre Grise Distribution

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country


Nordine, the son of a Moroccan miner, has grown up in Sallaumines in Northern France.
His father wishes to be buried in his native village in the Atlas mountains; in order to respect the elderly man’s wishes, Nordine accompanies him on his final journey home, thereby following the path of his roots back to a country that he’s never known. Along the way, memories rise to the surface.
His encounters with Mimoun, a slightly crazy man from Tangiers, and Nora, a young woman searching for new horizons, allow him to discover more about his father, about whom he knows next to nothing, and the palpable reality of a country that he’s only caught glimpses of via a few family tales.
“Tenja” echoes like a song that has been rolling around in our minds since childhood but whose lyrics have only just become clear.

Photos (3)

Full credits (12)

Executive Producers :

Hélène Cases, Pascal Caucheteux

Screenwriters :

Hassan Legzouli, Emmanuelle Sardou

Sound recordists :

Olivier de Nesle, Stéphane Thiébaut

Editor :

Nathalie Hubert

Continuity supervisor :

Odile Castagné

Music Composers :

Najib Cherradi, A. Ahouzar

Assistant directors :

Hubert Barbin, Alain Baudy

Director of Photography :

Diego Martinez Vigniatti

Press Attaché (film) :

Florence Bory

Sound Editor :

Jean Gargonne

Production Designers :

Éric Barboza, Bruno Lefebvre

Costume designer :

Sophie Dussaud

Technical details

Feature film

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Production language :

Arabic, French

Coproducer countries :

Morocco, France

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Nationality :

Majority French (Morocco, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 20 min

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Audio format :

Dolby DTS