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by Merzak Allouache


Paris, 1999. Yasmine, of Algerian descent, hasn’t heard from her fiancé Rachid who had a sudden impulse to join the Algerian army some time ago. Worried by his silence, she goes looking for him. Alone in a country whose language she doesn’t speak, Yasmine learns that Rachid got caught in a bloody ambush set up by Islamist fanatics.

international title: THE OTHER WORLD
original title: L' AUTRE MONDE
country: France, Algeria
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Merzak Allouache
film run: 95'
release date: FR 07/11/2001, CH 23/01/2003
screenplay: Merzak Allouache
cast: Marie Brahimi, Karim Bouaiche, Nazim Boudjenah, Michèle Moretti, Abdelkrim Bahloul
cinematography by: François Kuhnel, George Lechaptois
film editing: Sylvie Gadmer
art director: Ramdane Kacer
costumes designer: Rachid Abbes
music: Gnawa Diffusion
producer: Christian Tison
production: Lancelot Films, ARTE France Cinéma, Baya Films, We Aime El Djazair (DZ)
distributor: Ad Vitam, Trigon Film (CH), Kairos Filmverleih (DE)