Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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by Belkacem HADJADJ

Arezki, a Kabyle farmer, takes a dying young man to his house and nurses him back to life. During his convalescence, Larbi, the young man begins a relationship with the farmer’s daughter. When Arezki discovers that his daughter is pregnant, he feels humiliated and swears revenge. He sets off immediately to find the young stranger. In the meantime, Larbi returns to the farm and accepts responsibility for the family while waiting for
the father to return. Arezki searches far and wide, encountering numerous obstacles which try his physical and mental stamina. But his search is unsuccessful. Unable to find Larbi and avenge his honour, Arezki returns to his village. Disgraced, he hides out at the edge of the wood near his farm. One day, whilst pretending to be dead, he kills a
man collecting wood whom he thought was Larbi. Back at his place, Arezki collapses in the yard where his wife and daughter recognise him. The ecstatic women go outside the house, calling for Larbi to tell him the good news…

  • Titre français
  • Original title
  • Titre international
  • Scénario
    Belkacem Hadjadj
  • Photo
    Georges Lechaptois, Rachid Merabtine
  • Montage
    Rachid Mazouka, Diane Logan
  • Son
    Kamel Mekasseur, Laurent Zellig
  • Musique
  • Interprétation
    Hadjira Oui Bachir, Belkacem Hadjadj, Meriem Babes
  • Production
    Les Films Sur La Place
  • Support de projection
    35 mm

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