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Tea in the Harem of Archimedus

Tea in the Harem of Archimedus

A Feature film by Mehdi Charef

Produced by KG Productions

Release in France : 30/04/1985

    Synopsis

    In a probing, autobiographical look at two impoverished teen buddies, director Mehdi Charef sketches a lucid cross-section of life on the wrong side of the tracks. Pat (Remi Martin) and Madjid (Kader Boukhanef) live in the squalor and isolation of a housing project -- neither wants a "respectable job," and so they pimp, steal, pick up women, and nurse their dreams. Pat's dream is to live off a rich woman in a warm climate, but Madjid has a desire much closer to home -- he has a crush on Pat's attractive sister, at least until she shatters his illusions.

    Source : allmovie.com

    Actors (21)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    KG Productions

    French distribution :

    KG Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    KG Productions

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    International releases (3)

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    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producer :

    Michèle Ray Gavras

    Screenwriter :

    Mehdi Charef

    Sound recordists :

    Claude Villand, Jean-Paul Mugel

    Editor :

    Kenout Peltier

    Continuity supervisors :

    Pascale Bailly, Sylvette Baudrot

    Music Composer :

    Karim Kacel

    Casting :

    Marie-Christine Lafosse

    Sound Mixer :

    Joël Beldent

    Assistant Director :

    Jacques Fontanier

    Director of Photography :

    Dominique Chapuis

    Assistant Operators :

    Guillaume Schiffman, Thierry Jault

    Assistant editors :

    Marion Monestier, Pascale Bouché

    Production Designer :

    Thierry Flamand

    Foley artist :

    Jérôme Lévy

    Costume designers :

    Olga Berluti, Catherine Gorne-Achdjian, Maïka Guezel

    Still Photographer :

    Costa Gavras

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Immigration, Racial discrimination

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1985

    French release :

    30/04/1985

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    59490

    Visa issue date :

    23/04/1985

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1986

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1986)

    Selection (2)

    Best first picture

    Most Promising Actor : Kader Boukhanef

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1985

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1985)

    Selection

    Un Certain Regard

    Awards

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1986

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1986)

    Awards

    César Award for Best First Feature