Feature film / Algeria / Belgium / France / 1 h 40 / 35mm. Couleur. 1,66. Dolby / Directors' Fortnight 1996
“Salut Cousin!” deals, in the heart of the old Belleville district, with the condition of Algerians on both sides of the Mediterranean. A country boy, Alilo arrives from Algiers filled witn wonder, ready to start his petty dealings. A town boy, his cousin Mok, a typical parisian second generation North African, takes him in. Alilo loses the adress of his contact, and so begins a 5-day chase to track down the suitcase he is supposed to take back to Algiers. During this forced stay, Alilo's continuous amazement reveals the shackles of the Algerian society, and Mok's countless survival occupations, as well as the extreme toughness of life in Paris...
Pierre AïmGeorges Diane
Denise de Casabianca
Mess Hattou, Magaly Berdy, Ann-Gisel Glass, Gad Elmaleh
PRODUCTION : JBA Production 37, rue Turenne, 75003 Paris Tél. : 01 48 06 84 60 Fax : 01 42 76 09 67 La Sept Cinéma Flash-Back Audiovisuel (Alger) Artemis Productions RTBF Samsa Films (Luxembourg) VENTE A L’ETRANGER : Léonor Films 93, avenue Niel, 75017 Paris Tél. : 01 47 63 00 33 Fax : 01 47 63 00 32