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Title:

LA MAISON JAUNE

Title English:THE YELLOW HOUSE
Country:Frankreich; Algerien 2009
Format:35mm
Colour:Colour
Language:OF franz. m. engl. UT
Length:80 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa XI


Director :Hakkar, Amor
Cinematography:Roche, Nicolas
Editing:Dubreuil, Jean
 Garnier, Lyonnel
Music:Macera, Jo
Sound:Ouvrard, Benoît
  
Cast:Ali, Tounes Ait
 Ghomrassi, Bissa-Ratiba
 Hakkar, Amor
 Hamdi, Aya
Producer:Brotons, Céline
Production company:Sarah Films



Storyline



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In Algeria, in the arid mountainous landscapes of the Aurès, a family learns from the police that their eldest son Belkacem has died in an accident, while doing his military service. On hearing the news, Mouloud immediately sets off to the city on his old tractor to retrieve his son’s body, wishing to give him a decent burial. Mouloud’s journey is plagued by suffering and loneliness. On his return, he realizes that his wife Fatima is grieving deeply. Fearing that she will never feel happy again, Mouloud tries everything to make her smile, refusing to give up because, like all the peasants in the hostile lands of the Aurès, he knows that «to give up is to die a little...».

Comment


Amor Hakkar wurde 1958 im Aurés-Gebiet geboren, verbrachte jedoch schon die Kindheit mit seiner Familie in Frankreich und kehrte erst 2002 nach Algerien zurück – um seinen Vater in seinem Heimatdorf zu beerdigen