L'Opium et le Bâton

  • L'Opium et le Bâton
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title : Al-afyun wal-'asa
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1969
Format : Feature
Running time : 135 (in minutes)

An Algerian village in the war. Doctor Bachir Lazeak leaves Algiers to go to Thala, his village in Kabylia, already at war. It's a tale of the everyday life of a village faced with the liberation war, torn between supporting the members of the Resistance and the occupation forces. His brother Ali has joined the Resistance. Involved in the war and acknowledging a national sentiment, he faces the repression by the french army.

Algeria, 1969, 35 mm, color, 127'. With Marie-José Nat, Sid Ali Kouiret, Jean-Louis Trintignant. Mustapha Kateb, Ahmed Rouiched, Mahieddine Bachtarzi, Abdelhalim Rais, Ahmed Safiri, Fettouma Ousliha, Brahim Hadjadj


  • 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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