Archive of films Arabian Nights / Nuits d'Arabie

Luxembourg / Belgium / Austria
2007, 110 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2008

A Luxembourg man’s obsession with an Algerian woman leads to tragedy in tightly structured European co-production Arabian Nights, whose underlying theme deals with Westerners’ misconceptions of the Arab world. Boasting fine perfs and production values to match.


Synopsis

A Luxembourg man’s obsession with an Algerian woman leads to tragedy in Arabian Nights, whose underlying theme deals with Westerners’ misconceptions of the Arab world. When handsome young train conductor Georges (Jules Werner) first meets Yamina (Sabrina Ouazani) en route from Luxembourg City to Bettembourg, she’s just a passenger whose ticket he needs to inspect. But the next day, she’s aboard the train again, on the run from mysterious assailants. Yamina refuses to go to the police, so kindly Georges offers her a hiding place in his holiday cabin. As she shares her story, his compassion grows into fascination, friendship and maybe even love. For naive Georges, Yamina reps an exciting – and exotic – distraction in his well-ordered life. When she suddenly disappears, Georges determines to find her at any cost, discovering along the way that neither she nor Algeria is anything like what he expected.

Contacts

Samsa Film
Rue de Luxembourg, 238 C, L-8077, Bertrange
Luxembourg
Tel: +352 45 19 60
Fax: +352 44 24 29
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.samsa-film.com

Insomnia World Sales
50 bis rue de la Mare, 75020, Paris
France
Tel: +33 1 435 808 04
Fax: +33 1 435 809 32
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.insomnia-sales.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
   
Director: Paul Kieffer
Screenplay: Paul Kieffer, Philippe Blasband
Dir. of Photography: Jean-Louis Sonzogni
Music: Jeannot Sanavia
Editor: Thierry Faber
Producer: Claude Waringo
Production: Samsa Film
Cast: Jules Werner, Sabrina Ouazani
Contact: Samsa Film, Insomnia World Sales
   
www: www.nuitsdarabie.lu

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