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By Ismael FERROUKHI

PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2011


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Toronto - TIFF 2011
Contemporary World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ismael FERROUKHI
    • Writer(s)
    • Ismaël FERROUKHI, Alain-Michel BLANC
    • Producer(s)
    • Fabienne VONIER (Pyramide Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • 1942, in German-occupied Paris. Younes, a young unemployed Algerian, earns his living as a black marketeer. Arrested by the French police, Younes agrees to spy on the Paris Mosque. The police suspects indeed the Mosque authorities, among which Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit, its Rector, of helping Resistance fighters and Jews by giving them false certificates.
      At the Mosque, Younes meets the Algerian singer Salim Halali. Younes is moved by Salim’s beautiful voice and strong personality and they become friends. Soon after, he discovers that Salim is Jewish. In spite of the risks it entails, Younes stops collaborating with the police. Confronted by this barbarism, Younes gradually develops from being a politically ignorant immigrant worker into a fully-fledged freedom fighter.
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