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Living in Paradise

A Feature film by Bourlem Guerdjou

Produced by 3B Productions

Production year : 1999


    1961-1962, the Algerian war is under way. Lakhdar, an immigrant construction worker, lives in the Nanterre shantytown. He can no longer bear living alone without his wife and children whom he has left in Southern Algeria.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    3B Productions

    Foreign production company :

    WFE Production

    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, Arte France Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

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    International releases (4)

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    I want to tell the story ofthousands of Algerian immigrants who came to France in 1950s. Most of them were looking for work and were "housed" in shantytown. I feel that it is important to remember these men whom History has forgotten. Despite the hard conditions, living in a "no-mans land" on the fringe of the largestFrench cities, these people held onto their traditions and culture in order to preserve their identity.

    Full credits (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Jean Bréhat

    Director of Photography :

    George Lechaptois

    Music Composer :

    Fowzi Guerdjou

    Screenwriters :

    Olivier Lorelle, Bourlem Guerdjou

    Sound Recordist :

    Hachmi Joulak

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Production language :

    French, Algerian

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Belgium)

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    French release :

    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (7)

    Mar Del Plata International Film Festival - 2007

    Mar Del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina, 2007)


    Official Selection - Out of Competition

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 1998

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1998)


    Out of Competition

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1998

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1998)


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