Disintegration (The)

Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv

A housing project in the Lille urban area, Northern France, today. Three twenty year old friends, Ali, Nasser and Hamza, meet Djamel, who is ten years older. In the eyes of Ali and his friends, Djamel appears like an elder brother with a shrewd outlook and undeniable charisma. A skilled manipulator, he gradually indoctrinates the three boys. More than anyone, he knows their disappointments, weaknesses and feeling of rebellion against the society in which they were born but in which they no longer feel they belong.

France - 2011 - 78 mn - 35 - Color - 1.85 - Dolby SRD - Feature - Drama

Original language : French, Arabic

directed by : Philippe Faucon

Screenplay : Mohamed Sifaoui, Eric Nebot, Philippe Faucon
Dir of photography : Laurent Fénart
Sound : Pascal Ribier
Music : Benoit Schlosberg
Editing : Sophie Mandonnet
Costumes : Hélène Busuttil
Set : Patrick Colpaert
Producer : Yves Chanvillard & Nadim Cheikhrouha

Production company :
8, rue Godillot - 93400 - Saint-Ouen, France

Co-production companies :
Istiqlal films, Dragons films

Ali: Rachid Debbouze
Djamel: Yassine Azzouz
Hamza: Ymanol Perset
Nasser: Mohamed Nachit


2011 :
Venice IFF
Out of Competition

Black Nights Film Festival

Festival du Film d'Histoire de Pessac

Dubai IFF

2012 :
Heidelberg Mediterranean Film Festival



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