• Soeurs
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2020
Format : Feature
Running time : 99 (in minutes)

How three sisters tear each other apart when one of them decides to tell the life of their dying father in the theater.

For thirty years, French-Algerian sisters Zorah, Nohra and Djamila have been living in the hope of finding their brother Rheda, abducted by their father, and hidden in newly decolonised Algeria. Their relationship is shaken when Zorah, the eldest sister, decides to write a play based on the traumatising events of their childhood that haunted them their whole life. But when they learn that their father is dying, the three sisters decide to go to Algeria to seize their last opportunity to have him reveal where their brother is. When the past catches up, the three sisters have no choice but to put their differences aside.

A film by Yamina BENGUIGUI

starring Isabelle Adjani, Rachida Brakni, Maïwenn, Hafsia Herzi

Algeria / France, 2021, Fiction, 1h39, Drama

Type: Fiction
Genre: Drama
Language : French
Countries (production): France (69.5%), Algeria (30.5%)
Nationality : France, Algeria (Majority French)
Production year : 2020
Runtime : 1 h 39 min
Visa number : 150.573
Color type : Color
French release : 30/06/2021

Executive Producers: Philippe Dupuis-Mendel, Laurent Paul
Associate producers: Yamina Benguigu, Liza Benguigui, Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière

Director: Yamina Benguigui
Screenwriter: Yamina Benguigui, Abdel Raouf Dafri
Collaborating writers: Farah Benguigui, Maxime Saada
Consulting writer: Jonathan Palumbo
Director of Photography: Antoine Roch
Music Composer : Amine Bouhafa
Sound Recordist : Jacques Sans
Editor : Nadia Ben Rachid, Sercan Sezgin
Costume Design by Marie-Joséphine Gracia
Key hair stylist / key makeup artist: Karine Meyer
Makeup artists: Christine Giugno, Hue Lan Van Duc
Post-production supervisor: Abraham Goldblat
Post-production manager: Olivier Masclet
Unit manager: Maxence Piat
First assistant director: Fouad Trifi
Third assistant director: Emmanuelle Lhomme
Supervising sound editor: Aymeric Devoldère
Foley mixer: Loïc Gourbe
Foley artist: Gregory Vincent
Video operator: Scheffer Adrien
Second assistant camera: Chloé Borgella, Jonathan Strutz
Gaffer: Xavier Cholet
Best boy electric: Franck Cudelou
Still photographer: John Wax
Casting: Meriem Amari
Assistant editor: Ludovic Foucher, Susanne Fournier
First assistant editor: Mehdi Lachhab
Colorist: Fabien Napoli (Le Labo Paris)
Assistant location manager: Guillaume Ribet
Score producer: Jean-Pierre Arquié
Orchestra and studio contractor: F.A.M.E.'S. Project
Composer assistant: Léo Vincent
Script supervisor: Franck Joucla Castillo
Continuity: Marion Pastor
Talent agent: Jeff Gaillard
Press Attaché (film) : Julie Braun

Isabelle Adjani... Zorah, the stage director
Rachida Brakni... Djamila, the Mayor
Maïwenn... Norah
Hafsia Herzi... Farah / Leila 22 years old
Rachid Djaidani... Hassan / Ahmed the father
Faïza Guène... Soumaya
Fattouma Ousliha Bouamari (Fettouma Ousliha-Bouamari)... Leïla, the mother
Manel Belkhelfa... Karima / Zorah 18 years old
Sérine Ferdi... Djamila 15 years old
Maïssa Belaroussi... Norah 11 years old
Nabil Asli... Interne médecine
Abel Jafri... Judge (Algeria)
Djanis Bouzyani... Stylist Farah
Sophie Van Baren... Nicole V
Nathalie Mann... Judge (France)
Riwann Belkacemi... Activist
Rabia Mokkeden... Old Lady (apartment)
Mohamed Amir Rahmani... Redah child
Bouchta Saïdoun... An Activist
Aziz Boukrouni... Detective (uncredited)
Mabrouk Farroudji... Ali (uncredited)

Executive Production:
- Bandits Cinéma
- Elemiah

- StudioCanal (co-production) (France)
- CADC (co-production) (Algeria)

Canal+ (France)
Ciné+ (France)

Other Companies
Alias Talents (talent agency)
Isobel Griffiths Limited (orchestra contractor)
Le Labo Paris (post-production facilities)

French distribution (France) (theatrical) (2021) :
- jour2fête


  • 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

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