THE NORMAL WAY

LA VOIE NORMALE

By Erige SEHIRI

LES FILMS DE ZAYNA - as PROD

Documentary - Pre-Production 2015

On ‘The Normal Way’, the only Tunisian railroad built according to international standards, the train drivers are unlike any other.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary, First film
    • Countries
    • TUNISIA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Erige SEHIRI
    • Writer(s)
    • Erige SEHIRI
    • Producer(s)
    • Palmyre BADINIER (Les Films de Zayna), Dora BOUCHOUCHA (Nomadis Image)
    • Synopsis
    • The train conductors call it "la voie normale". Upon leaving the classy neighborhoods of Tunis, the train crosses the northern region, heading towards the Algerian borders. AHMED (31), a former artistic director, drives the old locomotive. Sometimes, the machine suddenly stops, revealing the legend of "the death train". We get to know his companions, the rail conductors, and how they face the road ahead. Ahmad recounts to us his trip through seasons, his desire to become someone else, his escape.
    • Partners & financing
    • Arab Fund for Art and Culture
      Doha Film Institute
      Nomadis Image
      Soread 2M
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2014
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