30.09. - 09.10.2021

A Son Tunisia, France, Lebanon, Qatar 2019 | 96 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Mehdi M. Barsaoui

MEHDI M. BARSAOUI (*1984) studied at the ISAMM Academy of Arts in Tunis. A Son is his debut feature film.

rated for 0 + years
While two parents fight for the life of their son, their love threatens to founder on events supposedly long past. Tunesia, summer 2011. Fares, Meriem and their son Aziz are a modern family that continue to lead priveleged lives six months after the overthrow of the Ben Ali regime. One day, they drive to the South of the country on an excursion to the breath-taking beauty of the Tunisian desert. But the holiday becomes a nightmare when their car is attacked by armed men and Aziz is badly wounded. As he’s too weak to be moved, they wait in a rudimentary hospital for an organ donation. A gruelling time of uncertainty begins, causing deep, new wounds.
Original title: Bik Eneich - Un fils
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic, French
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Mehdi M. Barsaoui
Screenplay: Mehdi M. Barsaoui
Cast: Sami Bouajila, Najla Ben Abdallah, Youssef Khemiri, Noomene Hamda, Slah Msaddek, Med Ali Ben Jemaa
Producer: Marc Irmer, Habib Attia
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Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Jour2Fête
Production: Cinétéléfilms; Dolce Vita Films; Schortcut Films; 13 Productions; Metafora; A.R.T.; Jour2Fête
Contact: Clémence Michalon, Jour2Fête:


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