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by Merzak Allouache


Omar, an unstable and lonely teenager, lives in a slum in the suburbs of the Algerian port city of Mostaganem. He is addicted to a well-known psychotropic – Artane, nicknamed ‘Madame Courage’, which is very popular among young Algerians for its euphoric effect of invincibility. Omar is a specialist in snatching. This morning, he goes downtown to go about his usual larceny. His first prey is a young girl named Selma, who is walking with her friends, prominently wearing a gold necklace. As he commits his crime, their eyes meet.

international title: Madame Courage
original title: Madame Courage
country: France, Algeria
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Merzak Allouache
film run: 90'
cast: Adlane Djemil, Lamia Bezouaoui, Leïla Tilmatine, Abdellatif Benahmed, Mohamed Takerret
producer: Antonin Dedet
production: Neon Productions, Baya Films (DZ)
backing: CNC, FDATIC (DZ), Doha Film Institute

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