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Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2014
Format : Feature
Running time : 90 (in minutes)

Benjamin is at war with the world. In his 13 years, he has known only violence and foster homes. On the day his mother is sent to prison, Benjamin learns that he has a father and goes to live with him in the working-class suburbs of Paris.

Director: Hicham Ayouch

2014 | 90min., Morocco, France, United Arab Emirates, Qatar | French
with Arabic / English Subtitles, DCP

starring Didier Michon, Slimane Dazi, Farida Amrouche, Lounès Tazairt, Moh Aroussi, Alain Azerot, Emilia Derou-Bernal, Pascal Elso,...

When 13-year old Benjamin's mother goes to prison, the boy is sent to live with Karim, the father he never knew he had, a North African immigrant laborer living with his own parents in a sterile French suburban apartment block. Benjamin is sullen, profane and destructive, testing limits and rejecting any attempts at kindness or even contact by his father and grandmother. Karim's father despises the boy, and for reasons not immediately revealed, seems to despise Karim as well. Benjamin wanders the streets, headphones clamped on his head to shut out the world, scrawling graffiti on the blank walls. He connects only with a free-spirited poet living in an abandoned trailer in the woods. An explosion is inevitable, and even if détente is reached, both father and son may be too damaged for a standard happy ending. The film's visual style alternates between wide shots of the stark, dehumanizing apartment buildings and tight close-ups that emphasize the charged emotion of the dialogue. The scenes between Karim, played by veteran French Algerian actor Slimane Dazi (best known for his portrayal of the gangster Lattrache in Jacques Audiard's A Prophet) and young Didier Michon, making his film debut as Benjamin, are remarkable in their intensity. The two shared the best actor award at the Marrakech International Film Festival for their performances.
-Margarita Landazuri (Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014)

Hicham Ayouch

Hicham Ayouch, Hafed Benotman, Aicha Yacoubi

Julien Fouré

Boubkar Benzabat

Hassan Kamrani

Bachar Khalife

Production Designer
William Abello

Farida Amrouche, Moh Aroussi, Alain Azerot, Slimane Dazi, Emilia Derou-Bernal, Pascal Elso, Lounès Tazairt, Didier Michon,...

Natacha Delmon Casanova, Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff

Production Company
La Vingt-Cinquieme Heure, Invest Image, Les Pépites du Cinéma, Président Production, Sofica Cinemage

Awards and prizes:

2015 | Festival FESPACO de Ouagadougou, Burkina
* Official Competition - Feature Films
* Golden Stallion of Yennenga (Grand Prize)

2014 | 8th Abu Dhabi Film Festival, United Arab Emirates
* Selection - Narrative Feature Competition
* Middle East Premiere
* Projection / Screening Times: Tue 10/28/2014, 18:30, Vox 5
* Projection / Screening Times: Thu 10/30/2014, 15:00, Vox 1

2013 | Marrakech Film Festival
* Best Actor Award



عند بلوغه سن الثالثة عشرة يقرر بنجامين الإنتقال للعيش رفقة والده كريم الذي لا يعرفه. يعيش هذا الأخير حياة لا مبالية و يقطن بمنزل أبويه. يجد كريم نفسه عاجزا أمام هذا الطفل المندفع و الوقح الذي غيّر قدومه مجرى حياته

روائي - 90 دق

إخراج : هشام عيوش

تمثيل : ديديي ميشون ، سليمان دازي



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