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HARKIS

by Philippe Faucon

synopsis

During the Algerian War (1954-1962), many impoverished young Algerian men, known as "Harkis", volunteered to join the French Army. Salah and Kaddour find themselves under the orders of Lieutenant Pascal. But as the conflict draws to an end, the prospect of independence looms. The outlook for Harkis seems bleak. Lieutenant Pascal confronts his superiors, insisting that every single man in his platoon must be evacuated to France.

international title: Harkis
original title: Les Harkis
country: France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Philippe Faucon
film run: 82'
screenplay: Philippe Faucon, Yasmina Nini-Faucon, Samir Benyala
cast: Théo Cholbi, Mohamed Mouffok, Pierre Lottin, Yannick Choirat
cinematography by: Laurent Fenart
film editing: Sophie Mandonnet
music: Amine Bouhafa
production: Istiqlal Films, Les Films du Fleuve, ARTE France Cinéma, Nord-Ouest Films, Les Films Pelléas
distributor: Pyramide Distribution

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