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Drama | Running Time: 96 minutes

2023 / Arabic and French

Country: Algeria and France

Directed by: Karim Bensalah

MENA Premiere


Alcohol Trade and Adult Content



Mon 04 Dec | 4:10 PM - 5:51 PM
VOX Cinema Imax 7 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR
Tue 05 Dec | 7:25 PM - 9:06 PM
VOX Cinema 4 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR

Oualid Baha

Hamza Meziani, Kader Affak, Souad Arsane, Mostefa Djadjam

Karim 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.