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The Sacred Night

The Sacred Night

A Feature film by Nicolas Klotz

Produced by Flach Film, Les Films Ariane, Titane

Release in France : 07/07/1993

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Executive Producers :

Flach Film, Les Films Ariane, Titane

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pyramide International

Co-production :

France 3 Cinéma

French distribution :

Ariane Distribution

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Somewhere in Morocco, between 1920 and 1950... After fathering seven daughters, a man without an heir is convinced that his family is the victim of a harsh and ancient curse. To trick fate and prevent his brother getting hold of his fortune, he decides that his eighth child will be a boy, even if it is born a girl. He will be called Ahmed, will be brought up according to the male tradition and will take over his house and business upon his death... Thus is born Ahmed, his eighth daughter. The authoritarian and enigmatic Ahmed spends 21 years submitting to his father's will, painfully concealing his true identity without anyone finding out. At the age of 21, following the whole plot through to its logical conclusion, he tells his father that he plans to marry his cousin. Unable to take the idea of this marriage which goes against every taboo, the father calls Ahmed to his bedside and asks him to renounce this plan.

Full credits (19)

Executive Producers :

Jean-Luc Ormières, Jean-François Lepetit

Author of original work :

Tahar Ben Jelloun

Screenwriter :

Élisabeth Perceval

Sound recordists :

Jean-Pierre Ruth, Maurice Laumain

Production manager :

Christine Raspillère

Editor :

Jean-François Naudon

Continuity supervisor :

Suzanne Durrenberger

Music Composer :

Goran Bregovic

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Hennequin

Location Manager :

Jean-Marc Abbou

Assistant Director :

Roland Dhardivillé

Line Producer :

Jean-Luc Larguier

Director of Photography :

Carlo Varini

Sound Assistant :

Michel Kharat

Press Attaché (film) :

Annie Maurette

Assistant editors :

Maguelone Pouget, Morgane Spacagna, Anne Rennesson

Production Designer :

Didier Naert

Costume designers :

Jacques Schmidt, Emmanuel Peduzzi

Still Photographer :

Étienne George

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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1 h 50 min

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