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A Feature film by Merzak Allouache

Release in France : 14/03/2012

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Actors (7)

Production and distribution (3)

Foreign production company :

Baya Films

French distribution :

Les Films Des Deux Rives

Film exports/foreign sales :

Doc & Film International


After the riots in December and the first peaceful marches, and while the Arab Spring begins in Tunisia and Egypt, in Algeria Fouzi wants to get this actors together to show them the unfinished edit of a film that he'd shot two years earlier about the disillusion of local young people trying to express their artistic ideas.
He's looking for another point of view and above all for an ending and is counting on the actors' reactions to invent a new resolution to his story in a country that is suddenly caught in the upheaval of a wave of protest.
During the screening, a debate begins. What place does creation hold in the Algeria of today? How does one create without being confronted by censorship? How can one resists? By making films or by marching toward a new revolution?
Two tales interweave: fiction and reality? Debates and wandering?
A new vision of Algerian youth today caught up in questioning the meaning of politics and art.

Photos (8)

Full credits (9)

Screenwriter :

Merzak Allouache

Director of Photography :

Hocine Hadjali

Press Attaché (film) :

Luc Adam

Sound Editor :

Mourad Louanchi

Sound Mixer :

Julien Perez

Co-producer :

Véronique Zerdoun

Sound Recordist :

Ali Mahfiche

Editors :

Nadia Ben Rachid, Lucile Sautarel

Music Composer :

Yahia Bouchaala

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Feature film

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France, Algeria

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Runtime :

1 h 51 min

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1