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The Sun Assassinated

OT: Le soleil assassiné

Abdelkrim Bahloul // France, 2002
Fiction Feature // FF2003



Following Algeria’s independence from its colonial rulers in 1962, author Jean Sénac (Charles Berling), a gay Christian writing in French, is seen by the Islamic fundamentalists as the epitome of a “foreigner”. Abdelkrim Bahloul’s film tells of the last year of Sénac’s life, and his friendship with young writers, Belkacem (Ouassini Embarek) and Hamid (Mehdi Dehbi), whose play is rejected by the national theatre festival because it is in French. In September 1973, Sénac, who sometimes signed his name with the symbol of the sun, was stabbed to death in his basement flat in Algiers. His murderers were never caught.



Le soleil assassiné

Fiction Feature


Offizielles Programm//FF2003



90 min


Abdelkrim Bahloul

Abdelkrim Bahloul

Charles Berling, Ouassini Embarek, Medhi Dehbi, Abbes Zahmani

Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre

Charlie van Damme

Pierre Didier, Jacques Witta

Jean-Marie Senia, Souad Massi

Bruno Beauge, Taoufik Behi

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