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Hold Back

Hold Back

by Rachid Djaïdani

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It's always the same, brother!

Review: Hold Back

It's always the same, brother!

Multi-talented novice filmmaker Rachid Djaïdani delighted the Director's Fortnight with an urban, mixed, and well-paced film, whose laughter however provokes a tragic tear. 

Love, origins, boundaries

Interview: Rachid Djaïdani • Director

Love, origins, boundaries

Cineuropa met the filmmaker who wowed Cannes with his exciting feature debut shot over the course of nine years outside the film industry system. 


Trailer [fr]


international title: Hold Back
original title: Rengaine
country: France
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2012
directed by: Rachid Djaïdani
screenplay: Rachid Djaïdani
cast: Slimane Dazi, Stéphane Soo Mongo, Sabrina Hamida

main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2012 Directors Fortnight
Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival 2012 Cineuropa Prize
Gindou Film Festival 2012 
Angoulême Film Festival 2012 
Deauville Film Festival 2012 
Paris Printemps du Cinéma Arabe 2012 
Festival du Film Francophone de Namur 2012 
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013 
New Directors/New Films 2013 

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