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The Last Friday
(Al Juma Al Akheira)

by Yahya ALABDALLAH

The last friday

Broken-down : this seems to sum up the life of Youssef, a former car dealer who is debt-ridden and now drives taxis. A broken-down car, an electricity failure, a physical disorder that intimately affects him… And his teenage son, a nonentity with poor results at school, seems to be following his father’s downward path. Depicted as an atypical character through a mise en scène that accentuates his emotional and social isolation, the divorced Youssef is surrounded by scintillating women. His enterprising neighbour, the fiancée of his former boss and particularly his ex-wife are all clearly attracted by very bourgeois comforts and in sharp contrast with his decline, with a defeated masculinity. It is no coincidence that Youssef and his son’s mother are played by actors as famous as they are talented, Ali Suliman (seen in Elia Suleiman’s films as well as Paradise Now and Lemon Tree) and Yasmine Al Masri (Caramel): for his first feature, Yahya Al Abdallah has found in his actors the gender archetypes that usefully help him complete his dystopian analysis of modern-day manhood. CG

  • Titre français
    The Last Friday
  • Original title
    Al Juma Al Akheira
  • Titre international
    The Last Friday
  • Scénario
    Yahya Alabdallah
  • Photo
    Rachel Aoun
  • Montage
    Mohammad Suleiman
  • Assistant réalisateur
    Bashar Kasawneh
  • Interprétation
    Yasmine Al-Massri, Fadi Arida, Nadira Omran
  • Production
    Royal Film Commission
  • Producteur délégué
    Rula Nasser, Majd Hijawi, Yahya Alabdallah
  • Producteur exécutif
    George David, Mohannad Al Bakri
  • Directeur artistique
    Samir Zaidan
  • Casting
    Nabil Kawni
  • Ventes internationales
    rula.nasser@gmail.com
  • Support de projection
    HD CAM
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique
  • Ratio
    16:9

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