Under The Ashes

  • Sous La Cendre
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1990
Format : Feature
Running time : 90 (in minutes)

The Second World War. French authorities ban political parties and unions. In Algeria, the leaders of political and trade union organizations were arrested and held in "surveillance" camps with more than 2,000 French and foreigners: communist activists, trade unionists, brigadists, Spanish republicans and other opponents of the Vichy regime. The Djenien Bourezg camp is one of these camps, located in southern Algeria and is one of the most formidable. An old activist for the Algerian national cause returns to the scene. He blows away the ashes that cover this part of history. And through it, we discover the hard fight of the camp inmates for respect and human dignity, under a fascist command.

Screenplay and direction: Krimo Baba Aïssa
Algeria, 1990, 90mn, Color
Production: ENPA
Director of photography: Akli Métref
Son: Saïd Guenifi
Music: Aziz Hamouli and Marcel Khalife
Cast: Abdelkader Alloula, Mustapha El-Anka, Ouardia Ould Taleb...



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