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Drama | Running Time: 96 minutes
2023 / Arabic and French
Country: Algeria and FranceDirected by: Karim Bensalah
Born in Algiers, Karim Bensalah studied literature and philosophy in Paris, then attended the London Film School. His first short film, Fatima’s Secret, screened on Arte; his next, Racine(s), formed part of the feature Paris La Metisse. He continued making shorts as part of Collectif Tribudom, which works with teenagers in the Paris suburbs, while also acting in film and theatre.
CastHamza Meziani, Kader Affak, Souad Arsane, Mostefa Djadjam
ScriptwriterKarim Bensalah, Jamal Belmahi
Sofiane is the westernised young son of an Algerian diplomat who imagines he will take up a similar position when he finishes his studies in France. His life seems to be going to plan; nobody else recognises the anxiety seething beneath his apparent self-assurance. El Haj is a moody, taciturn and unsympathetic older man who works in a Muslim funeral home. When Sofiane is obliged to get a job quickly to regularise his immigrant status, he becomes an intern at the home, working under El Haj’s direction. Difficult as this is, Sofiane finds himself learning more about life from this sour man than how to deal with the dead – and discovering himself at the same time.
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