• Rouge
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2020
Format : Feature
Running time : 86 (in minutes)

Freshly hired as a work nurse in a chemical factory, Nour discovers that small arrangements exist between the management and his father, Slimane, staff representative and pivot of the company. Lies about polluting discharges, hidden employee illnesses, hidden accidents... Little by little, Nour no longer accepts his father's compromises to preserve the company's image. She decides to sound the alarm.

A film by Farid BENTOUMI

starring Zita Hanrot, Sami Bouajila, Céline Sallette et Olivier Gourmet

France, 2020, Fiction, 1h26, drama

Second Feature (by Farid Bentoumi, after his comedy "Good Luck Algeria")

NOTE BY THE PROGRAMMER (2020 Cannes Film Festival)
Second film also for Farid Bentoumi after the comedy Good Luck Algeria. It takes as a subject a health scandal about the toxic waste discharges of a chemical factory, the famous "red sludge". In the role of the alert labour nurse, Zita Hanrot forms a very powerful daughter/father duo with a Sami Bouajila who plays a more sincere than natural trade unionist, preferring cancer to unemployment. Also with Céline Sallette, who has just made her first short film for ADAMI, as a committed journalist.

Production Delegate : Les Films Velvet
Export / International Sales : WTFilms
Foreign Production : Les Films du Fleuve
Distribution France: Ad Vitam

Official selection at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival (France)


2 files


2 files


  • Arterial network
  • 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

With the support of