• Director

    Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche

  • With

    Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Meriem Serbah

  • Algeria-France 2006. 102min

  • Format TBC

  • English subtitles

Just released from a French prison, Kamel is deported to his native Algeria, a place he now barely recognises. At first welcoming the altered pace of village (bled) life, he feels increasingly alienated by its sexism and violent intolerance, and gradually plots his escape. Shot in a low-key, semi-documentary style, this compelling realist drama comments on the frictions between tradition and modernity in contemporary Algeria.