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Untouched by the West France 2002 | 100 min | OV | | FF 2003

rated for 0 + years
“Black and white underlines the simplicity of my story,” states the world-famous photographer and film-maker, Raymond Depardon. Loosely based on a novel by Diego Brosset,Depardon’s film takes us to the Sahara desert and its nomad inhabitants. The young orphan, Alifa (Ali Hamit) is raised by hunters and grows to become a leading member of his tribe. Fleeing from colonial forces, the nomads retreat to a part of the desert that will not only protect them, but also bring death to the white man. Alifa knows, “The desert does not need the West”. A film of breathtaking beauty, like an echo from another world.
Original title: Un Homme sans l´Occident
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Raymond Depardon
Screenplay: Raymond Depardon, Louis Gardel
Cast: Ali Hamit, Wodji Ouardougou, Hassan Yoksoï
Producer: Claudine Nougaret
Director of Photography: Raymond Depardon
Music: Valentin Silvestrov
Production Design: Raymond Depardon
Editor: Roger Ikhlef
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Pegasos Filmverleih und Produktion GmbH, Ebertplatz 21, 50668 Köln, Germany, Tel: +49 221 97 26 616, Fax: +49 221 97 26 617, e-mail:
World Sales: Les Films du Losange, 22 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75116 Paris, France, Tel: +33 1 44 43 87 24, Fax: +33 1 49 52 06 40, e-mail:
Production: Palmeraie et Desert


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