52nd edition

El taaib

Fortnight 2012, Feature film, 1H27

Synopsis

Algeria region of the high flatlands. As Islamist groups continue to spread terror, Rashid, a young Jihadist, leaves the mountains to return to his village. In keeping with the law « of pardon and national harmony », he has to surrender to the police and give up his weapon. He thus receives amnesty and becomes a « repenti ». But the law cannot erase his crimes and for Rachid it’s the beginning of a one-way journey of violence, secrets and manipulation.

Casting

  • Adila Bendimered
  • Khaled Benaissa
  • Nabil Asli

Team

Screenplay
Merzak Allouache

Image
Mohamed Tayeb Laggoune

Sound
Ali Mahfiche, Xavier Thibault, Carole Vermer, Julien Perez

Editing
Sylvie Gadmer

Production

Production :
Baya Films (Algérie)

JBA Production
52, rue Charlot
75003 Paris – France
Tél : +33 1 48 04 84 60
jbaprod@jbaproduction.com
www.jbaproduction.com

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Doc & Film International
13 rue Portefoin
75003 Paris – France
Tél: +33 1 42 77 56 87
sales@docandfilm.com
www.docandfilm.com

Distribution:
Sophie Dulac Distribution
16 rue Christophe Colomb
75008 Paris – France
Tél: +33 1 44 43 46 00
mzana@sddistribution.fr
www.sddistribution.fr

Presse française / french publicist :
Laurence Granec
Cell : +33 6 07 49 16 49
Karine Ménard
Cell : +33 6 85 56 22 99
Tél : +33 1 47 20 36 66
laurence.karine@granecmenard.com

presse internationale / international publicist :
Les Piquantes
Florence Alexandre
+33 (0)6 31 87 17 54
Alexandra Faussier
+33 (0)6 14 61 48 41
alexflo@lespiquantes.com
+33 (0)1 42 00 38 86

 

Title in Original Version : Le Repenti

Press release

Merzak Allouache delivers not just his best film of the past decade, but arguably his best in 36 years in the helmer’s seat / Variety
Merzak Allouache : “Je suis contre l’amnésie” / lemonde.fr
Allouache montre les plaies de l’Algérie / Metro
Quand Merzak Allouache parle de politique / lexpressiondz.com
Imperturbable, le réalisateur continue à explorer les strates sociales algériennes /lematindz.net
El Taaib : the dangerous burdens of the past / cineuropa.org
Algerian director Merzak Allouache: I felt compelled to make “El Taaib” /varietyarabia.com