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Le soleil assassiné / The Murdered Sun
Amongst Friend And Neighbours

Homosexual poet and ?pied noir?, Jean Sénac decides to stay in Algeria following independence in 1962. Ten years later, he's closely watched by the ruling party's police force. His poetry recitals attract large audiences nationwide and his radio programme ?Poésie sur tous les fronts? is an enormous popular success with the youngsters. Two students, Hamid and Belkacem, compete with a production at the Algerian National Theatre Festival, but are disqualified under the pretext that they did so in French. However, Jean Sénac congratulates them, somewhat mitigating their disappointment and leading to a mutual friendship, giving them a closer look at his struggle for cultural freedom in Algeria, ending with his murder one night in August 1973. A murder of which Hamid is accused.
BIOGRAPHY
Rebahia (Algeria), 1950. Left Algeria in 1970 to study Film at the IDHEC in Paris, subsequently working as a cameraman for various French TV companies. Author of a couple of famous shorts, he filmed his opera prima in 1984, Le thé à la menthe, followed by Un vampire au paradis (1991), Les soeurs Hamlet (1996), La nuit du destin (1998) and Le soleil assassiné.
CAST & CREW
Director
Abdelkrim Bahloul
Screenplay
Abdelkrim Bahloul
Photography
Charles Van Damme
Edition
Jacques Witta, Pierre Didier
Music
Jean-Marie Senia, Souad Massi
Cast
Charles Berling, Ouassini Embarek, Medhi Dehbi, Abbes Zahmani
Running Time
85 m.
Country
France-Belgium-Algeria
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