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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Zone Interdite

Fortnight 1975, Feature film, 1h39


A revolutionary militant is murdered during the repression of May 1945. At first, his son gets confused for a long time and speculates on the actual circumstances of the murder (that still remain shady for some). He eventually becomes attached to the same ideal his father died for.
The identity of the murderer is revealed in the beginning of the National Liberation movement of November 1954. Now the whole people is fighting the entire colonial system and not only an individual.


Ahmed Lallem

Born in 1940 in Sétif, Algeria, he is a member of the National Liberation Front and of Lakhdar Hamina’s group in Tunis. He worked as a war reporter in the frontier area. After an internship in the Yougoslavian television in Belgrade, he studies cinéma at the Paris’ prestigious IDHEC cinema school and then in Lodz, Poland. He began directing in 1963 and shot short films for more than 30 years.

Mahdia Maghroufel
Mostefa Hassan Belhadj
Saïd Hilmi
Sid Ahmed Agoumi
Taha El Amiri

Ahmed Lallem

Production : ONCIC