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Madame courage

Poster of the film Madame courage

Original title: Madame courage
Director: Merzak Allouache
Screenplay: Merzak Allouache
Genre: Feature
Casting: Adlane Djemil, Lamia Bezouaoui, Leïla Tilmatine, Abdellatif Benahmed, Mohamed Takerret...
Duration: 89 minutes
Year of production: 2015

Synopsis: Omar, an unstable and lonely teenager, lives in a slum in the suburbs of Mostaganem. He is addicted to a famous psychotropic, nicknamed 'Madame Courage:' Artane tablets, very popular among young Algerians, for their euphoric effect of invincibility. Omar is a specialist in snatching. This morning, he goes downtown to commit his usual crimes. His first prey is a young girl called Selma, walking with her friends, prominently wearing a gold necklace. As he commits his larceny, their eyes meet.

Festivals and awards: Official Selection: Orizzonti Mostra di Venezia, Italie - Haïfa International Film Festival - BFI London Film Festival, Grande-Bretagne - Hamburg International Film Festival, Allemagne - CINEFERTIL Festival Internacional de Cine Latino Arabe de Buenos Aires, Argentine - Festival Cinema Africano di Verona, Italie - Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Grèce - Malatya International Film Festival, Turquie - Stockholm International Film Festival, Suède - Cairo International Film Festival, Egypte - Rotterdam Arab Camera Festival, Pays-Bas - Tallinn International Film Festival, Estonie - Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage, Tunisie - Festival d’Annaba du Film Méditerranéen, Algérie - Festival du Film Méditerranéen de Bruxelles, Belgique - Dubai International Film Festival - New African Film Festival, D.C. area, Etats-Unis - Luxor African Film Festival, Egypte - FEBIOFEST Prague International Film Festival, Tchéquie - Festival del Cinema Africano, d'Asia e America Latina di Milano, Italie - FIFOG Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève, Suisse - Oslo Arab Film Days, Norvège - Festival Vues d’Afrique de Montréal, Canada - Tehran Fajr International Film Festival, Iran - Festival International de Cinéma de La Mémoire Commune de Nador, Tunisie - Jeonju International Film Festival, Corée du Sud - ARAFF Arab Film Festival, Busan-Seoul, Corée du Sud - FCAT Festival de Cine Africano, Tarifa-Tanger, Espagne - Neue Filme aus Afrika, Köln, Allemagne...