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The Magnetd

The Magnetd

A Feature film by Akhenaton, Kamel Saleh

Produced by Why Not Productions, Eskwad

Release in France : 31/05/2000


    Before being a movie,Ccomme un aimant was an emblematic tittle from an IAM album called " Ombre et lumièr "e released in 1993. The story is about a group of friends in their thirties living in Marseille in a neighbourhood called Le Panier. They have quite a happy life mande of parties, deals, sun and leasiness, but the fate of their district will overtake them. Just in a few days during summertime these carefree young people will be pushed into an nnounced tragedy.

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Why Not Productions, Eskwad

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    French distribution :

    Mars Distribution

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    The fate of these characters is inevitably tragic. We wanted to show the generation of people just ahead of us, people who are now fifty or sixty years old. When I was eleven or twelve, I hung around those guys; they were the same age I am today, but now most of them are dead, some have vanished, and others are doing 30-year stretches in prison. Those are the people we wanted to show.

    In a housing project, there aren’t many possibilities: either you get out and manage to make something of your life, or else – for most people I know – you wind up in prison, dead of an overdose, or insane. Those are the kinds of characters we wanted to write about.

    Kamel Saleh and Akhenaton, Directors

    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producers :

    Richard Grandpierre, Pascal Caucheteux

    Screenwriter :

    Kamel Saleh

    Sound Recordist :

    Laurent Lafran

    Production Manager :

    Richard Grandpierre

    Editor :

    Fabrice Salinie

    Music Composers :

    Bruno Coulais, Akhenaton

    French Distributor :

    Stéphane Célérier

    Assistant directors :

    Antonin Dedet, Rafaele Ravinet-Virbel

    Director of Photography :

    Denis Rouden

    Assistant Operator :

    Vincent Buron

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Laurence Granec, Karine Ménard

    Sound editor :

    Bridget O'Driscoll

    Casting :

    Coralie Amedeo

    Sound Mixer :

    Bruno Tarrière

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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    Posters (1)

    Directors (2)

    Festival Selections (4)

    Mar Del Plata International Film Festival - 2001

    Mar Del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina, 2001)


    Official Selection - Out of Competition

    Göteborg Film Festival - 2001

    Göteborg Film Festival (Sweden, 2001)


    Films selected

    Cannes International Critics' Week - 2000

    Cannes International Critics' Week (France, 2000)


    Official Competition