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A Feature film by Karim Dridi

Produced by ADR Productions

Release in France : 30/08/1995


    After a family tragedy for which he feels guilty, Ismael, 25 and his young brother Mouloud, 14, leave Paris to visit their uncle's family in Marseille where they are warmly welcomed. Actually, Ismael is given the responsability to take Mouloud to Tunisia where his parents now live. But Mouloud refuses categorically. To escape this departure, he runs away with the complicity of his cousin Rhida, and gets together with Renard, a dangerous local drug dealer. Ismael desparetely seeks his young brother in this multiracial town which rejects and attracts him...

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    ADR Productions

    Foreign production companies :

    Thelma Film AG, Compagnie Méditerranéenne de Cinéma (CMC)

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    "The theme of the film is guilt, or how a man confronted with his own guilt manages to free himself from it and become someone who acts instead of someone who submits. It just so happens that this character is a French person of North African origin. In this way, "Bye-Bye" sets itself apart from traditional French cinema. In general, the image of the Arab often has a negative aspect. At best, he is a victim and is looked on with pity and paternalism. I believe in the richness of the melting-pot and sincerely think that our country has everything to gain from learning how to use differences as a bonus and not as a handicap. "Bye-Bye" means saying good-bye to things that are too heavy to carry. I think that one should always keep heading forward while holding one's head high. Mourning does not necessarily mean forgetting."

    (Karim Dridi)

    Full credits (15)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Rozanes

    Associate Producer :

    Ilann Girard

    Director of Photography :

    John Mathieson

    Assistant Operators :

    Jérôme Olivier, Philippe Ramdane, William Watterlot

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Robert Schlockoff

    Sound Editor :

    Jean Gargonne

    Music Composers :

    Steve Shehan, Jimmy Oihid

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean-Pierre Laforce

    Assistant directors :

    Christophe Delmas, Bania Medjbar, Fred Nicolas

    Screenwriter :

    Karim Dridi

    Sound Recordist :

    Laurent Lafran

    Production manager :

    Muriel Paradis

    Editor :

    Lise Beaulieu

    Production Designer :

    Gilles Bontemps

    Costume designer :

    Emmanuelle Pertus

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

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    Coproducer countries :

    Switzerland, Belgium, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Switzerland, Belgium, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

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    Dolby A

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (4)

    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 1999

    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic, 1999)


    Retrospective - French Regional cinema

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 1996

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1996)


    Out of Competition

    Montreal World Film Festival - 1995

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1995)


    Out of Competition

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1995

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1995)


    Un Certain Regard