MY FRIEND GADHGADHI

By Rafik OMRANI

GAIALAND - as PROD

Animation - Development 2019

Kamel Gadhgadhi, the most infamous terrorist in Tunisia, turns out to have been a close friend of the film director during college. The latter starts a reflection on terrorism.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Animation, Documentary, Social issues
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, TUNISIA
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rafik OMRANI
    • Producer(s)
    • Guilhem PRATZ (LES FILMS D'ICI MEDITERRANEE), Yasmine ABD EL AZIZ (NOUVELLE TRIBU), Rafik OMRANI (MAJEZ FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Two years after the revolution, Tunisia is hit by a series of unprecedented violence. Left-wing highly respected activist Chokri Belaïd, a great defender of a progressive society, is shot dead by a terrorist. The Tunisian media suspect Kamel Gadhgadhi. Two weeks later, Rafik, the director, realizes that the killer is his old university friend. In his photo lab, Rafik finds an old negative where he stands next to his friend in front of Tunis University. Throughout the film, Rafik, will re-develop this photo to get his memories to reappear. Meanwhile, bloody events hit Tunisia. Gadhgadhi is confirmed as the murderer and becomes the public enemy number one, a symbol of violence and hatred.
      Rafik starts to question his own identity and to understand how his friend and him have evolved differently.