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Kilomètre Zéro

Kilomètre Zéro

A Feature film by Hiner Saleem

Produced by Memento Production

Release in France : 14/09/2005


    February 1988, in the middle of the Iran-Irak war. Ako, a young Kurd, dreams of fleeing the country. His wife Selma refuses to do so while her ailing father is still alive. Drafted into Saddam Hussein’s army, Ako is sent to the front. A soldier in spite of himself, the young man tries in vain to sustain the “right wound” that would get him demobilized. One day he receives orders to take the corpse of a war martyr back to the defunct’s family. He’s accompanied in this mission by an Arab cab driver.
    A Kurd, an Arab and, on the cab roof, the martyr’s coffin draped with an Iraqi flag. This strange convoy crosses the country from South to North. Their route takes them to the mountains, Kurd territory. Perhaps this will provide Ako the opportunity to at last flee the country…

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    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Memento Production

    Foreign production company :

    Hiner Saleem Production

    French distribution :

    Memento Distribution

    Co-production :

    La Cinéfacture

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    Memento International

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    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producers :

    Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Émilie Georges, Fabrice Guez

    Screenwriter :

    Hiner Saleem

    Director of Photography :

    Robert Alazraki

    Assistant Operator :

    Anna-Katia Vincent

    Editor :

    Anna Ruiz

    Assistant Editor :

    Pascal Latil

    Music Composers :

    Yan Axin, Nikos Kypourgos

    Assistant director :

    Christine Marrou

    Foreign Producer :

    Hiner Saleem

    Sound Recordist :

    Frédéric Loth

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurence Granec

    Sound editor :

    Colette Constantini

    Production Designer :

    Fakher Sherwani

    Sound Mixer :

    Christian Fontaine

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    Kurdish, Arabic, French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Iraq

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    Majority French (France, Iraq)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 36 min

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    Dolby SRD