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Le Cri des hommes

Le Cri des hommes

A Feature film by Okacha Touita

Produced by Les Films du Phoenix

Release in France : 01/12/1999


    1957, the town of Mostaganem, Algeria: the country is still under French occupation, and repression of the National Liberation Front is at its height. The authorities indulge in torture, intimidation and public executions. Two policemen, one local (Iklef) and the other of Italian origin (Rubio), have woven a tight professional relationship in the preceding two decades but it unravels in the face of events and the missions they are assigned.

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films du Phoenix

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Les Films du Phoenix


    The Algerian War has inspired so few films that we must be magnanimous toward Okacha Touita's film. The film-maker raises a case of conscience in a society confronted with the tragic imminence of its own chaos. "Le Cri des hommes" projects a strong sense of conviction due to the fact that it was made in precarious circumstances, begun in 1990 and censured until now. It is a militant film, with all the passion and combativeness that implies. This tortured work should be seen both as a civic duty and a public record.

    Jean-Philippe Guerand – "Le Nouveau Cinéma," December 1999

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producers :

    Kamel Hassen-Khodja, Franc Marre, Mohamed Saim

    Screenwriters :

    Okacha Touita, Mohamed Bouchibi

    Sound Assistant :

    Laurent Zeilig

    Editor :

    Mina Chouikh

    Music Composer :

    Rachid Bahri

    Sound Mixer :

    Bruno Lecoeur

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Jacques Ferran, Camille Mestre-mel

    Directors of Photography :

    Allal Yahyaoui, Allel Yahiaoui

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Akinhola Wazi

    Production Designer :

    Mohamed Oulhaci

    Costume designers :

    Nadia Danielle Mesmoudi, Abdelhalim Rahmouni

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Algeria, France

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    Minority French (Algeria, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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