TIMGAD

By Fabrice BENCHAOUCHE

ALIA FILMS (FRANCE) - as PROD

Family - Completed 2016

The Juventus of Timgad will succeed to win its worst enemy the Real of Batna and be qualify to the international football tornament of Marseille. The teacher, the archeologist, the grocer, the Imam and the children team will combine their efforts to realize their dream.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Family, Social issues, Comedy
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, ALGERIA, BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • ALGERIAN, FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 101 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Fabrice BENCHAOUCHE
    • Synopsis
    • When Jamel, a French Algerian archaeologist returns to his country of origin for professional research at
      the Roman ruins of Timgad, the past unravels and the present takes hold as he finds himself the new and
      revered trainer of the local football team « the Juventus of Timgad ». The team, made up of eleven twelve year old boys, come from families without means for team uniforms or football boots. However, they dribble, juggle and kick with remarkable talent. As Jamel discovers the ancient ruins, a violent history
      and the wounds of the country’s more recent struggles, he also finds a vibrant youth who dream of a truly reconciled Algeria... and their place as the new football champions!
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