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by Karim Moussaoui


Algeria today. Past and present collide in the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment and an ambitious neurologist impeded by wartime wrongdoings. Three stories that plunge us into the human soul of a contemporary Arab society.

international title: Until The Birds Return
original title: En attendant les hirondelles
country: France, Germany, Algeria
sales agent: MK2 Films International
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Karim Moussaoui
film run: 115'
release date: FR 8/11/2017
screenplay: Karim Moussaoui, Maud Ameline
cast: Mohamed Djouhri, Sonia Mekkiou, Mehdi Ramdani, Hania Amar, Hassan Kachach, Nadia Kaci, Samir El Hakim, Aure Atika
cinematography by: David Chambille
film editing: Thomas Marchand
art director: Hamid Boughrara
costumes designer: Maya Benchikh
producer: David Thion, Philippe Martin
co-producer: Jaber Debzi, Nicole Gerhards
production: Les Films Pelléas, ARTE France Cinéma, NiKo Film, Prolégoménes (DZ)
distributor: Ad Vitam

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