Arnaud Des Pallieres
FRA 2003
122 min

Under threat in Algeria, Ismahël emigrates to France. Given that Ismahël holds only a temporary tourist visa and is under no direct threat by his government, he is refused political asylum. He is interrogated and detained in a retaining center before being escorted by force back to Algeria. In the letters that he writes to the daughter that he left behind in his homeland, he tells his own story in the guise of the biblical tale of Jonas and the Whale. Somewhere in France, an elderly farmer has just lost his young son in an accident. His three other children help him as much as they can to get through the trial of the funeral, but the ceremony is halted when the old man falls ill. These two stories unfold parallel to each other and are alternated.

  • Mohamed Rouabhi - Ismahël/Jonas
  • Michael Lonsdale - Vater
  • Olivier Gourmet - Zweiter Sohn
  • Laurent Lucas - Dritter Sohn
  • Aurore Clément - Lehrerin
  • Axel Bogousslavsky - Erster Sohn
  • Arnaud des Pallières
  • Julien Hirsh
  • Olivier Mauvezin
  • Jean Pierre Duret
  • Arnaud des Pallières
  • Martin Wheeler
Les Films d'Ici 12 rue Clavel 75019 Paris, Frankreich T 1 44 52 23 23

Shellac 82 bvd. Ornano 75018 Paris, Frankreich T 1 42 55 07 84

35 mm
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