A Step Behind the Sun

  • Apatride
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2017
Format : Feature
Running time : 114 (in minutes)

Set against the background of the deportation of 45,000 Moroccan families from Algeria in 1975.

A film by Narjiss Nejjar

starring El Ghalia Ben Zaouia, Avishay Benazra, Julie Gayet, Aziz El Fadili, Nadia Niazi et Mohamed Nadif

Morocco, 2018, fiction, 1hr54'

Lamia Chraibi (La Prod., Morocco / Moon & Deal Films, France)

Directed by Narjiss Nejjar.
Written by Narjiss Nejjar

Co-producer: Michel Merkt

Associate producer / coordinating producer: Leila Amran

Associate producer: Caroline Piras

Assistant producers: Hanane Kounaidil, Karima Kounaidil

Director of photography: Stéphane Vallée

Sound mix technician: Pierre Simion

Re-recording mixer: Cristinel Sirli

Assistant foley engineer: Thibaut Dupuis

Assistant camera: Souki Belghiti

Gaffer: Loïc Bouladjat

Colorist: Jean-Christophe Savelli

El Ghalia Ben Zaouia (Ghalia Benzaouia)... Henia
Avishay Benazra... Le Fils
Aziz El Fadili... Le Père
Julie Gayet... Lise
Nadia Niazi... La Tante
Mohamed Nadif...

La Prod. (Morocco), Lamia Chraibi
Moon & Deal Films (France), Lamia Chraibi

with the support of (OIF, session Cinéma 2016, 40 000 €)

Première Mondiale / World Premiere: Berlinale 2018, Allemagne (février 2018)


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  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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