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When You Hear the Bells

When You Hear the Bells

A Short film by Chabname Zariâb

Produced by Les Films du Bal

Production year : 2015


In Afghanistan, bachas are young male prostitutes obliged to dance, dressed as girls, for a male audience. They are under the control of a master. When You Hear the Bells tells the story of Saman, a bacha, who feels threatened by the arrival of Bijane, a boy younger than him who is destined to take his place. Jealous of this boy, who might steal the feelings and protection of his master, Farroukhzad, he is obliged to initiate Bijane and to teach him to dance.

Actors (7)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Les Films du Bal

Film exports/foreign sales :

L'Agence du court métrage

Foreign production company :

Godolphin Films S.A.

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Full credits (16)

Executive Producer :

Judith Lou Lévy

Foreign Producer :

Ramses Mahfoudh

Line Producer :

Ramses Mahfoudh

Director of Photography :

Éric Devin

Production Manager :

Thomas Schober

Sound editor :

Juliette Bouilloux-Heintz

Production designer :

Fatma Madani

Make-up Artist :

Nihel Ben Tanfous

Assistant director :

Marie Willaume

Sound Recordist :

Aymen Toumi

Screenwriter :

Chabname Zariâb

Assistant Operator :

Ramzi Daly

Editor :

Guillaume Saignol

Music Composers :

Mir Maftoon, Faiz Karezi

Costume designer :

Sayed Ahmad Hashimi

Sound Mixer :

Olivier Guillaume

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Short film

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Childhood, Prostitution, Dance

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France, Tunisia

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Majority French (France, Tunisia)

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Runtime :

25 min 47 seconds

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Awards (6)