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En Attendant Les Hirondelles (Until The Birds Return)
Modern-day Algeria is a maelstrom of stories, as its citizens negotiate the fragile barriers between past and present in these three short stories, reflecting various aspects of life in the North African state. A nouveau-riche property developer’s past catches up with him unexpectedly. An ambitious neurologist finds his military past isn’t so easy to shake of and a woman finds herself in a dilemma between head and heart. Three tales of small human dramas that somehow successfully speak to universal themes and quandaries to which we can all relate.
2017 / Arabic and French dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 113 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Arabian Nights
Premiere: Middle East Premiere
Rating: PG
Contains: Requires Parental Guidance
Director: Karim Moussaoui
Producer: David Thion, Philippe Martin
Scriptwriter: Karim Moussaoui, Maud Ameline
DOP: David Chambille
Editor: Thomas Marchand
Composer: Arnaud Marten
Cast: Nadia Kaci, Hania Amar, Aure Atika, Mohamed Djourhi, Sonia Mekkiou, Mehdi Ramdhani
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