VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

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Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
F/Algerien, 2008
Fiction, 93min, OmeU

DERNIER MAQUIS

Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
F/Algerien, 2008
Fiction, 93min, OmeU

Actors: 
Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
Mao
Salim Ameur-Zaïmeche
Mechaniker
Abel Jafri
Mechaniker
Sylvain Roume
Mechaniker
Christian Milla-Darmezin
Titi
Larbi Zekkour
Imam
Screenplay: 
Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
Sound: 
Timotey Alazraki
Bruno Auzet
Camera: 
Irina Lubtchansky
Editor: 
Nicolas Bancilhon
Composer: 
Sylvain Rifflet
Decoration: 
Patrick Horel
François Musquet

Production: 
Sarrazink Productions
World Sales: 
UMedia 14, rue du 18 août 93100 Montreuil, Frankreich T +33 1 48 70 73 18 contact@umedia.fr
Format: 
35 mm
Color

In this visually striking film about religious observances and living wages, writer-director Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche also stars as the owner of an industrial pallet and truck repair yard on the outskirts of Paris. Nicknamed Mao by his employees - largely Arab and African Muslim immigrants - he likes to do what he can to keep everyone happy and productive, as long as it doesn't affect his bottom line. The delicate accord between labor and management goes awry when, in a gesture meant to emphasize the connection between devotion to Allah and a good work ethic, Mao converts an unused portion of the yard into an ad hoc mosque. But instead of placating the workers, Mao's efforts simply turn the heat up on some long simmering resentments that, to his surprise, are about to boil over. (Doug Jones)