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Title:

EL TAAIB

Title English:THE REPENTANT
Title French:LE REPENTI
Country:Algerien, Frankreich 2012
Format:DigiBeta
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:87 Minutes
Film series:Neue Filme aus Nordafrika und Südafrika


Director :Allouache, Merzak
Screenplay:Allouache, Merzak
Cinematography:Laggoune, Mohamed Tayeb
Editing:Gadmer, Sylvie
Sound:Thibault, Xavier
 Verner, Carole
  
Cast:Asli, Nabil
 Benaissa, Khaled
 Bendimerad, Adila
Producer:Djadi, Yacine
Production company:JBA Production
 



Storyline



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After a call for amnesty the young Islamist Rashid leaves the mountains to return to his village in Algeria. Following the law „of forgiveness and national harmony“, he turns himself to the police and delivers his weapon. He receives amnesty and becomes a „Repenti“. However, in his village he is threatened, because he and his group brought to much suffering to the village. While  other Islamist groups continue to spread terror, Rashid works as a waiter in a café. In addition, he should look out for terrorists  helping the police. In order to raise money for his planned flight abroad, he takes the risk of an extortion attempt. But his past in  the underground seems to threatens to catch up with him…

  • Filmstill Le Repenti
  • Filmstill Le Repenti