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May Allah Bless France France 2014 | 96 min | OV with English subtitles | Black & White | FF 2015

Abd Al Malik

ABD AL MALIK (*1975) is one of the most striking personalities on the French music scene and author of several books. May Allah Bless France! is his debut as film director.

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Régis is growing up on a council estate in a suburb of Strasburg and leads a double life: a good pupil at school during the day, at night he deals drugs. At the weekend he plays live with his band, the New African Poets. The teenager dreams of success with honest work, but can't get away from the deal money which he needs for his musical ambitions. When Régis loses some friends to violence and drugs, he draws a radical line under his previous life. He converts to Islam, calls himself Abd Al Malik – and finds his own artistic identity in rap and slam poetry. May Allah Bless France! is a powerful monochome biopic based on the autobiography of the director Abd Al Malik from the year 2004.
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Orig. Title: Qu'Allah bénisse la France!
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Veto!, Voilà!
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Director: Abd Al Malik
Screenplay: Abd Al Malik
Cast: Marc Zinga, Sabrina Ouazani, Larouci Didi, Mickael Nagenraft, Matteo Falkone, Stéphane Fayette-Mikano
Producer: Francois Kraus,Denis Pineau-Valencienne,Fabien Coste
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Abd Al Malik, Bilal, Laurent Garnier, Wallen
Director of Photography: Pierre Aim
Production Design: Mathieu Menut
Editor: Kako Kelber
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Format: dcp
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German Distributor:
World Sales: Films Distribution
Production: Films du Kiosque
Contact: Sanam Madjedi, Films Distribution SAS: sanam@filmsdistribution.com

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