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Abou Leila Directed by Amin Sidi-Boumédiène


Algeria, 1994. Terrorism is raging since two years,  in the North of the country, everyday bringing dead and horrors. S. and Lotfi, two friends from childhood, travel through the desert looking for Abou Leila, a dangerous terrorist on the run. Their search seems absurd, given that the Sahara has not been affected by the wave of murders and bomb attacks that have been sweeping through the rest of the country. Lofti has only one priority : to keep S. as far from the capital as possible, knowing his friend is too fragile to face more bloodshed


With Lyes Salem and Slimane Benouari

Director of photography: Kaname Onoyama, 1st Assistant director: Amine Kabbes, Editor: Amin Sidi-Boumédiène, Sound: Mohamed Amine Teggar, Nassim El Mounabbih, Benjamin Lecuyer, Production designers: Hamid Boughara, Laurent Le Corre, Costume: Jean-Marc Mirete, Script: Sandra Di Pasquale, Production director: Faycal Hammoum, Director of post-production: Fabien Trampont.

In Vivo Films (France), Thala Films (Algeria)

140 minutes / Psychological thriller / 2019

▸ International Sales : Films Boutique

▸ French distribution: UFO Distribution

With the support of : 

 Aide aux cinémas du monde - CNC, Institut Français

▸ Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine

▸ Département Charente-Maritime

▸ Doha Film Institute



▸ Institut français d'Alger

▸ Michel Merkt

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