THE REPENTANT - MERZAK ALLOUACHE
the repentant
algérie
a film by  MERZAK ALLOUACHE film 87
Algeria region of the high flatlands. As Islamist groups continue to spread terror, Rashid, a young Jihadist, leaves the mountains to return to his village. In keeping with the law « of pardon and national harmony », he has to surrender
to the police and give up his weapon. He thus receives amnesty and becomes a « repenti ». But the law cannot erase his crimes and for Rachid it's the beginning of a one-way journey of violence, secrets and manipulation.
author-director MERZAK ALLOUACHE - producers JACQUES BIDOU, MARIANNE DUMOULIN, YACINE DJADI - productions JBA PRODUCTION, BAYA FILMS - editing SYLVIE GADMER - ADILA BENDIMERED , KHALED BENAISSA , NABIL ASLI - image MOHAMED TAYEB LAGGOUNE - sound ALI MAHFICHE, XAVIER THIBAULT, CAROLE VERMER, JULIEN PEREZ - music - year of production 2012
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"Directors' fortnight Cannes film festival" (France 2012)
"Label Europa Cinema award" (Europe 2012)
"Valois of the best actress for Adila Bendimerad and Valois of the best actor for Khaled Benaissa Festival d’Angoulême" (France 2012)
"Silver Hugo-special mention International Film Festival of Chicago" (Usa 2012)
"Prix Asfaan pour l’œuvre de Merzak Allouache au Festival du Cinéma Africain de Cordoba" (Spain 2012)
"Golden Goddess for the best actor for Nabil Asli at the film festival of Prishtina" (Kosovo 2012)
"Best Script at International Film Festival of Addis Abeba" (Ethiopia 2012)
"Riconoscimento Espressione Artistica all’attrice Adila Bendimerad, Roma Film Festival" (Italy 2012)
"the Best Narrative Feature Film Award au Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2012." (Qatar 2012)
"Best actress for Adila Bendimerad at the Cairo International Film Festival" (Egypt 2012)
"Fipresci Award for the best film International Film festival of Kerala" (India 2012)
""Outstanding achievement in cinematography" award for Mohamed Tayeb El Aggoun, DOP at the FilmFestival of Scarborough Toronto" (Canada 2013)
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