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Summary: 1942, in German-occupied Paris. Younes, a young unemployed Algerian, earns his living as a black marketeer. Arrested by the French police but given a chance to avoid jail, Younes agrees to spy on the Paris Mosque. The police suspects the Mosque authorities, among which its rector Ben Ghabrit, of aiding Muslim Resistance agents, as well as helping North African Jews, by giving them false certificates. At the Mosque, Younes meets the Algerian singer Salim Halali, and is moved by Salim’s beautiful voice and strong personality. A deep friendship develops, and soon after Younes discovers that Salim is Jewish. In spite of the risks it entails, Younes stops collaborating with the police, and gradually develops from being a politically ignorant immigrant worker into a fully-fledged freedom fighter. (Film Movement)
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Runtime: 99 min
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Production: Canal+
Genres: Drama, War
Country: France
Language: French
Director Credit
Ismaël Ferroukhi Director
Writer Credit
Alain-Michel Blanc Writer
Ismaël Ferroukhi Writer
Cast Credit
Aïcha Sokrane La Mère De Larbi
Bruno Fleury L'inspecteur
Christopher Buchholz Le Major Von Ratibor
Djemel Barek Le Mari De Maryvonne
Farid Larbi Ali
François Delaive Le Chef De La Gestapo
Jean-Pierre Becker Le Policier Moustachu
Lubna Azabal Warba Shlimane Alias Leila
Mahmud Shalaby Salim Halali
Marie Berto Maryvonne
Michael Lonsdale Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit
Slimane Dazi Larbi
Stéphane Rideau Francis
Tahar Rahim Younes
Zakariya Gouram Omar
Producer Credit
Fabienne Vonier Producer
Frantz Richard Area Executive Producer: Morocco
Stéphane Parthenay Associate Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: