BLOODY BEANS

LOUBIA HAMRA

By Narimane MARI

ALLERS RETOURS FILMS - as PROD

First film - Completed 2013

Immersing us in a children’s imaginary world, referencing to Algeria’s colonial past,
this film uses choreography, shadow-play, non-professional actors and a powerful soundtrack
in a playful and original manner, bringing a new perspective to cinematic practices.
IMAGES FESTIVAL 2014

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • ALGERIA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ALGERIAN, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 77 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Narimane MARI
    • Writer(s)
    • Narimane MARI
    • Producer(s)
    • Narimane MARI (ALLERS RETOURS FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Through the transgressive and powerful imagination of children, the movie tells the end of French Algeria.
      17 relentless kids, never having enough of gestures and screams, are smashing everything. Great heroes of an unwritten war: while the French Army is firing at the OAS, the children are looting the French Army: oil, chocolate, semolina, sugar, and even a war prisoner condemned to eat beans. But the war catches up with the beautiful adventure and the beans are marred in blood.
    • Partners & financing
    • FDATIC Ministère de la culture Algérien
      CNAP Centre nationale des arts plastiques
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2012