Gabbla

V' 14

Gabbla

Inland

Tariq Teguia
Algerien/F, 2008
138min, OmeU

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Gabbla

Tariq Teguia
Algerien/F, 2008
, 138min, OmeU

Cast: 
Abdelkader Affak
Malek
Ines Rose Djakou
Young Woman
Ahmed Benaïssa
Lakhdar
Fethi Gharès
Activist
Kouider Medjahed
Kouider
Djalila Kadi-Hanifi
Malek's Wife
Screenplay: 
Tariq Teguia
Yacine Teguia
Sound: 
Matthieu Perrot
Kamel Fergani
Camera: 
Nasser Medjkane
Hacène Aït Kaci
Editor: 
Rodolphe Molla
Andrée Davanture
Composer: 
Ina Rose Djakou («Mesui»)

Production: 
Neffa Films
Ciné@
Le Fresnoy
Captures
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Living almost as a recluse, Malek, a topographer accepts a job in a region of western Algeria at the insistence of his friend Lakhdar. Malek arrives at the base camp previously used by a team, but decimated by fundamentalists. Malek discovers a young woman hiding in a corner of the Saharan hut. She’s an African woman and won’t give her name. Lakhdar arrives at the site, to find that both she and Malek have disappeared. At first, the two runaways head north, towards the Moroccan frontier which is the route to reach the Spanish enclave of Mellila. But the young woman doesn’t want to flee to Europe; she’s exhausted and wants to return home. with her finger, she traces the itinerary on Malek’s maps, an interminable diagonal towards the southeast – towards the desert, towards a point of mutual disappearance. “There’s no other desire in this film than to draw lines sketched onto the post-war landscape, now that Algeria emerges from a war fought by Islamism against the society. no other aim with Gabbla than to draw escape routes.” (Tariq Teguia)
With FERRAILLES D’ATTENTE