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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


     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?

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    Actors (2)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Uccelli Production

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    Foreign production company :

    Office des Actualités Algériennes

    French distribution :

    Ursulines Distribution

    Full credits (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Jean-Louis Bertuccelli

    Screenwriter :

    Jean-Louis Bertuccelli

    Director of Photography :

    Andréas Winding

    Author of original work :

    Jean Duvignaud

    Foreign Producer :

    Mohamed Lakhdar-Hamina

    Editor :

    François Ceppi

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Algeria

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Algeria)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Posters (2)


    Festival Selections

    Awards (2)

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1971

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1971)

    Awards (2)

    Interfilm Award

    OCIC Award - Recommendation