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Ramparts of Clay

Ramparts of Clay

A Feature film by Jean-Louis Bertuccelli

Produced by Uccelli production

Release in France : 11/11/1970

    Synopsis

     In 1962, change comes to a Tunisian village on the edge of the Sahara. An entrepreneur sets up a salt mine, hiring village men. When he pays only half the wages agreed upon, they sit down in a field of rocks. The boss calls the army, who encircle the strikers. The women watch, sacrifice a sheep, pray, ululate. During the second night, a young woman hides the bucket and rope of the town's well to keep water from the army. The strike galvanizes her: she's learning to read and has studied a city woman who visits the village. Now, as she removes her traditional dress and rejects a ritual to cast out her new rebellious spirit, will she gain independence as did Tunisia and the strikers?

    Source : IMDb

    Actress

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Uccelli production

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Playtime

    Foreign production company :

    Office des Actualités Algériennes

    French distribution :

    Ursulines Distribution

    Full credits (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Mohamed Lakhdar-Hamina

    Screenwriter :

    Jean-Louis Bertuccelli

    Author of original work :

    Jean Duvignaud

    Director of Photography :

    Andréas Winding

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Algeria

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Algeria)

    Production year :

    1970

    French release :

    11/11/1970

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    36102

    Visa issue date :

    07/01/1971

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (2)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Awards (2)

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1971

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1971)

    Awards (2)

    Interfilm Award

    OCIC Award - Recommendation

    Prix Jean Vigo - 1971

    Prix Jean Vigo (France, 1971)

    Awards

    Jean Vigo Award (feature film) : Jean-Louis Bertuccelli