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by Faouzi Bensaïdi


Longtime friends Mehdi and Hamid work for a debt collection agency. To punish them for their poor performance, their management sends them into the suffocating Moroccan Sahara to track down some bad payers. One day, in a gas station in the middle of the desert, a motorcycle parks in front of them. A threatening man is handcuffed to the luggage rack. This is the Fugitive. Their meeting marks the beginning of an unforeseen and mystical journey…

international title: Deserts
original title: Déserts
country: France, Germany, Morocco, Belgium
sales agent: Urban Sales
year: 2023
genre: fiction
directed by: Faouzi Bensaïdi
film run: 120'
release date: FR 23/09/2023
screenplay: Faouzi Bensaïdi
cast: Fehd Benchemsi, Abdelhadi Talbi, Hajar Graigaa, Rabii Benjhaile
cinematography by: Florian Berutti
film editing: Véronique Lange, Faouzi Bensaïdi
producer: Saïd Hamich Benlarbi, Nicole Gerhards, Sébastien Delloye
production: Barney Production, NiKo Film, Entre Chien et Loup, Mont Fleuri Production (MA)
backing: Eurimages
distributor: Dulac Distribution

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