Le Soleil assassiné

  • Le Soleil assassiné
© Mact Productions
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2004
Format : Feature
Running time : 85 (in minutes)
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Jean Senac, a French settler in North Africa, poet and creator of radio programs, decided to stay in Algeria after the declaration of independence in 1962. Ten years later he is now under police surveillance. His poetry recitals throughout the country have met with firm support and his program "Poetry From All Sides" has been a great success with younger listeners. To their great dismay, two young students, Hamid and Belkacem, learn that the piece they've written and presented at the first National Festival of Algerian Theater has been rejected under the pretext that they performed it in French. Their disappointment is eased when they meet Senac backstage and he congratulates them on their fine work. Hamid and Belkacem become close friends with the poet and join him in his fight for freedom and the culture of Algerian youth. Senac, who is murdered one night in August 1973 in the cellar that was his home, becomes a martyr for the cause. Hamid is accused of the murder. Actors : Charles Berling, Medhi Dehbi, Alexis Loret, Clotilde de Bayser, Ouassini Embarek, Abbès Zahmani, Hajar Nouma Executive Producer : Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre Director : Abdelkrim Bahloul Associate Producer : Bachir Derrais Screenwriter : Abdelkrim Bahloul Director of Photography : Charlie Van Damme Sound Recordist : Faouzi Thabet Production Manager : Edith Colnel Press Attachés (film) : André-Paul Ricci, Tony Arnoux Editors : Jacques Witta, Pierre Didier Continuity supervisor : Saïda Ben Mahmoud Production Designers : Bruno Beaugé, Taoufik Behi Music Composers : Jean-Marie Sénia, Souad Massi Costume Designer : Ève-Marie Arnault Sound Mixer : Benoît Biral Feature film Genres : Fiction Subgenres : Drama Production language : French Nationality : Majority French (France, Belgium) French release : 8/18/04 Runtime : 1h 25mn Current status : Released Associate production company : Mact Productions Co-production : France 3 Cinéma Foreign production company : Le Canal CMS, ENTV - Entreprise nationale télévisuelle, Les Films du Fleuve, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française French distribution : Pierre Grise Distribution Film export/Foreign Sales : Wide Management Festival selections > Beirut - International Film Festival - 2004 : - Films selected > French Film Festival UK (Edinburgh) - 2004 : - > London Film Festival - 2003 : - > Namur International French-Language Film Festival - 2003 : - Official Competition > Rendez-Vous with French Cinema - Paris - 2004 : - Recent Films > Richmond French Film Festival - 2005 : - Feature Films > San Sebastian International Film Festival - 2003 : - > Venice International Film Festival - 2003 : - > World Film Festival (Montréal) - 2003 : - Awards > Namur International French-Language Film Festival - 2003 : - Namur City Audience Award > San Sebastian International Film Festival - 2003 : -

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