THE REPENTANT

EL TAAIB

By Merzak ALLOUACHE

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Drama - Completed 2012


Festivals
& Awards

Director's Fortnight 2012
Directors Fortnight
Chicago IFF 2012
International Film Competition the Silver Hugo Special Mention
Doha Tribeca FF 2012
Arab Film Competition Best Narrative Film
Cairo IFF 2012
Arab Feature Film Int'l Comp. Isis Prize for Best Actress
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ALGERIA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Merzak ALLOUACHE
    • Writer(s)
    • Merzak ALLOUACHE
    • Producer(s)
    • Jacques BIDOU (JBA Production), Marianne DUMOULIN (JBA Production), Yacine DJADI (Baya Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Algeria region of the high flatlands. As Islamist groups continue to spread terror, Rashid, a young Jihadist, leaves the mountains to return to his village. In keeping with the law « of pardon and national harmony », he has to surrender to the police and give up his weapon. He thus receives amnesty and becomes a « repenti ». But the law cannot erase his crimes and for Rachid it's the beginning of a one-way journey of violence, secrets and manipulation.
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