Who will save Said?

  • Il faut sauver Saïd
© Elzévir Films
Type : Telefilm
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2008
Format : Feature
Running time : 90 (in minutes)

Saïd has enjoyed studying, the French language and its richness, dictionaries, bueaty in all its aspects. He had enjoyed being a good pupil. But that was before. A long time ago. A year ago. Before the "Collège Camille Claudel" - his secondary school, the howling crowd with its 1200 students, the racket, the fatigue, the contempt and the hatred of those who wish to destroy anything beautiful. At secondary school, Saïd has changed. He doesn't want to give up. He still hopes to be successful and fo well, with all his heart and all his might, which he's loosing little by little. He knows he won't make it his own. So he hangs on to what he can: a school trip in paris at the Musée d'Orday, a paintin representing white flowers on a black background, his friend Antoine who's so well educated, one of his teachers who's the spitting image of this actor in Mission Impossible… Saving Saïd from failure and despair, is the really mission impossible?

A film by Didier Grousset
90'-HD 16/9-Color

Dean Mechemache - Saïd
Thomas Doucet - Antoine
Souad Amidou - Mother
Mohamed Fellag - Father
Gaëla Le Devehat - Beaulieu
Christian Brendel - Théophile
Marese Hassani - Abdelkrim
Soufiane Guerrab - Tarek
Fabrice Talon - Jacques
Samia Jadda - Samira
Sami Outalbali - Mounir

Authors : Brigitte Smadja et Louis Charles Sirjacq
Adapted from Brigitte Smadja's novel- Published at l'École des Loisirs
Music composer : Safy Boutella
DOP : Aleksander Kaufmann

With the participation of France 3, and support of Agence pour la Cohésion Sociale et l'Egalité des Chances, Rhône Alpes Region, CNC, Procirep, l'Angoa-Agicoa, MEDIA programme of European community

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