Archive of films The Other World / L´ autre monde

France
2001, 95 min

Section: Maghreb
Year: 2002

Yasmine is engaged to Rachid and their bond is strong and stable. Yasmine and Rachid are both the children of Algerian immigrants living in Paris. Unexpectedly and without the least explanation Rachid takes off for Algeria. Yasmine, who since then hasn’t received any word from or about Rachid, decides to head for Algeria to find out what’s happened.


Synopsis

Yasmine is engaged to Rachid and their bond is strong and stable. Yasmine and Rachid are both the children of Algerian immigrants living in Paris. Unexpectedly and without the least explanation Rachid takes off for Algeria. Yasmine, who since then hasn’t received any word from or about Rachid, decides to find out what’s happened. She is determined to discover the truth. She thus sets out for the land of her parents and ancestors, a land about which she knows nothing. She is soon surrounded by the pervasive violence that troubles the entire country.

About the director

Merzak Allouache (b. 1944, Alger) graduated first from L’Institut National du Cinéma d’Alger and then from Paris’ IDHEC film school. Before debuting in features with Omar Gatlato he directed several shorts and worked as an assistant director. His movies have been screened at various film festivals. Filmography: Omar Gatlato (1976), Les aventures d´un heros (1977), L’homme qui regardait les fenetres (1983), Parlez apres le signal sonore (1985), Un amour a Paris (1987), Voices of Ramadhan (1991, TV doc.), Bab el oued City (1993), Jours tranquilles en Kabylie (1994, doc.), Salut cousin! (1995), Il etait une fois Donyazad (1996), Dans la decapotable (1997, short), Vie et mort des journalistes algeriens (1997, doc.), Alger/Beyrouth (1997), La solitude du manager (1998, TV), La bicyclette (1999, TV), L’autre monde (2001).

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Maghreb
   
Director: Merzak Allouache
Screenplay: Merzak Allouache
Dir. of Photography: Georges Lechaptois, Francois Kuhnel
Music: Gnawa Diffusion
Editor: Sylvie Gadmer
Producer: Christian Tison
Production: Lancelot Films
Cast: Marie Brahimi, Karim Bouaiche, Nazim Boudjenah, Michelle Moretti
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