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What the Day Owes the night - © Etienne George

What the Day Owes the night

A Feature film by Alexandre Arcady

Produced by Alexandre Films

Release in France : 12/09/2012


    Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great love story develops between Jonas and Emilie, which is soon unsettled by the conflicts troubling the country.

    Actors (25)

    Production and distribution (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Alexandre Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Be-Films, uFilm

    French distribution :

    Wild Bunch Distribution

    Co-productions :

    Orange Studio, France 2 Cinéma, New Light Films, Wild Bunch International

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producer :

    Alexandre Arcady

    Dialogue Writers :

    Daniel Saint-Hamont, Alexandre Arcady, Blandine Stintzy

    Executive Producer :

    Catherine Grandjean

    Foreign Producer :

    Christophe Louis

    Sound Recordist :

    Amaury de Nexon

    Editor :

    Manuel De Sousa

    Continuity supervisor :

    Heloïse Moreau

    Music Composer :

    Armand Amar

    Costume designer :

    Eric Perron

    Assistant Director :

    Pascal Meynier

    Author of original work :

    Yasmina Khadra

    Screenwriters :

    Alexandre Arcady, Blandine Stintzy, Daniel Saint-Hamont

    Director of Photography :

    Gilles Henry

    Production managers :

    Clément Sentilhes, Jean-Yves Dupuis

    Sound Editor :

    Mourad Louanchi

    Production Designer :

    Tony Egry

    Casting :

    Pierre-Jacques Bénichou

    Sound Mixer :

    Didier Lozahic

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    French, Algerian

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 39 min

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    Dolby Digital

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