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Le soleil assassiné (2003)

Jean Senac, a French settler in North Africa, poet and creator of radio programs, decided to stay in Algeria after the declaration of independence in 1962. Ten years later he is now under police surveillance.

Director:

Abdelkrim Bahloul
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Berling ... Jean Sénac
Mehdi Dehbi ... Hamid
Ouassini Embarek Ouassini Embarek ... Belkacem
Clotilde de Bayser Clotilde de Bayser ... Nathalie Garrigue-Josse
Abbes Zahmani Abbes Zahmani ... Othmane
Julia Maraval Julia Maraval ... Keltoum
Lotfi Abdelli Lotfi Abdelli ... Zine
Fethi Haddaoui Fethi Haddaoui ... Homme interrogatoire
Hichem Rostom Hichem Rostom ... Bramsi
Alexis Loret Alexis Loret ... Jacques Miel
Hajar Nouma Hajar Nouma ... Brigitte
Lokman Nalcakan Lokman Nalcakan
Samir Ayadi Samir Ayadi
Nourredine Chaouch Nourredine Chaouch
Krimo Bouguetof Krimo Bouguetof ... (as Abdelkrim Bouguettouf)
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Jean Senac, a French settler in North Africa, poet and creator of radio programs, decided to stay in Algeria after the declaration of independence in 1962. Ten years later he is now under police surveillance.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

France | Algeria | Belgium | Tunisia

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 August 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sun Assassinated See more »

Filming Locations:

Algeria See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Filmfest Hamburg)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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. It is a brilliant statement for freedom of speech, self, and artistic expression..
12 January 2004 | by pmccabe770See all my reviews

Last night at the Palm Springs International Film Festival I saw this fabulous, moving film about the Algerian poet Jean Senac portrayed by the masterful French actor Charles Berling. I felt the same emotion I experienced in "The Pianist". No one in the audience moved at the movie's finale. Issues like homosexuality and violence were very soft-pedaled and the screen comes alive with Senac's brilliant poetry. There's a magnificent group of young actors portraying young actors who just "make" the film.. especially Ouassini Embarek the actor and Mehdi Dehbi as Hamid in his first film...handsomely refreshing.....

The film is a wonderful touching biographical account of Senac - Several times it reminded me of "Before Night Falls" the Javier Bardem/ film about Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas...... It is all quite an expose of alarming Algerian politics from thirtysome years ago....sadly the situation continues today. It is a brilliant statement for freedom of speech, self, and artistic expression..I'd give this film a "9" with pleasure. We will definitely hear more about this movie....it's not to be missed.

Director: Abdelkrim Bahloul


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