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A Short film by Neïl Beloufa

Produced by Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains

Production year : 2010

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Production and distribution


A cardboard decoration and photos reconstitutes a luxurious villa of Californian type in Algeria. The inhabitants, neighbors and the other protagonists come there to explain why and how this one would have been occupied by terrorists to hide, while, paradoxically, it is completely glazed. They would have even maintained it to leave no track of their passage. This improbable and insolvent anecdote leads the characters to invent the images of a period mediatized without clichés nor stories by missing the main object

Full credits (8)

Screenwriter :

Neïl Beloufa

Sound Recordist :

Neïl Beloufa

Editors :

Ermanno Corrado, Neïl Beloufa

Production Designers :

Florian Fournier, Johnny Brecht

Director of Photography :

Guillaume Le Grontec

Production Manager :

Frédéric Papon

Sound Editor :

Jérémy Morelle

Sound Mixer :

Grégoire Bourdeuil

Technical details

Short film

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Sub-genre :

Auteur documentary, Fairy tale, Video art

Themes :

Art, Politics, Legends, Architecture, Intrigue

Production language :

French, Algerian

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Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

15 min

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Festival Selections (4)


International Short Film Festival Oberhausen - 2011

International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Germany, 2011)

Awards (2)

City of Oberhausen Grand Prize

North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Culture Prize