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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Vivre au paradis / Living in Paradise
Amongst Friend And Neighbours

1961-62. The Algerian War is underway. Lakhdar, an immigrant construction worker, lives in the suburban Paris shantytown of Nanterre. He can no longer bear living alone, far from his family in Southern Algeria. Succeeding in bringing them to France, he starts looking for a decent apartment. He ends up becoming one of those profiteers who exploit their fellow countrymen, even betraying them if need be, unaware that his wife Nora is involved in militant activity. On the point of falling apart, his family is saved by the shantytown solidarity, just as Algeria is celebrating its independence.
Asnières-sur-Seine, 1965. French-born into a family of Algerian origin, he studied Film and started his professional career working as an actor and screenwriter, until making in the mid-80s his first documentaries and short films, outstanding among which are Couleur d'enfants (1994). Vivre au paradis (1998) is his only feature film to date.
Bourlem Guerdjou
Bourlem Guerdjou, Olivier Lorelle, Olivier Douyère
Georges Lechaptois
Sandrine Deegen
Roschdy Zem, Fadila Belkebla, Omar Bekhaled, Farida Rahouadj, Hiam Abbass
Running Time
105 m.
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