OMAR KILLED ME

OMAR M'A TUER

By Roschdy ZEM

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Drama - Completed 2011


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Toronto - TIFF 2011
Contemporary World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Roschdy ZEM
    • Writer(s)
    • Olivier GORCE, Roschdy ZEM
    • EIDR 10.5240/F59A-ACB6-A475-D2D1-ABAF-Y
    • Producer(s)
    • Jean BREHAT (TESSALIT PRODUCTIONS), Muriel MERLIN (TESSALIT PRODUCTIONS), Rachid BOUCHAREB (TESSALIT PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • Marseille, February 2, 1994. Omar Raddad, a Moroccan gardener, is sentenced to 18 years for the murder of a wealthy widow for whom he was working. During the investigation, numerous elements seemed to indicate that the inspection has not been done properly. The alteration of the date of the victim’s death, untaken fingerprints on the crime scene, the sudden suspicious incineration of the victim’s body, the disappearance of witness that could have helped Omar.... However, all these elements combined were not enough in the eyes of a legal system revealed as self-satisfied, incapable of admitting its own errors, and to no small degree, racist. In 1994, a journalist convinced by Haddad’s innocence, started to defend his case. Together they investigated one of the most shocking miscarriages of justice of the last 20 years. Their conclusion is that there are two justices, one for the powerful, one for the poor. The universal matter of social injustice, a symbol here in that case, but a reality that we can all face in every society and fight for.
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