30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Sun Assassinated France 2002 | 90 min | OV | | FF 2003

rated for 0 + years
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 (OuassiniEmbarek) 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 withthe symbol of the sun, was stabbed to death in his basement flat in Algiers. His murderers were never caught.
Original title: Le soleil assassiné
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Abdelkrim Bahloul
Screenplay: Abdelkrim Bahloul
Cast: Charles Berling, Ouassini Embarek, Medhi Dehbi, Abbes Zahmani
Producer: Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre
Director of Photography: Charlie van Damme
Music: Jean-Marie Senia, Souad Massi
Production Design: Bruno Beauge, Taoufik Behi
Editor: Pierre Didier, Jacques Witta
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Format: 35 mm
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Production: Mact Productions, 27 rue de Fleurus, 75006 Paris, France, Tel: +33 1 45 49 10 10, Fax: +33 1 45 49 30 60, e-mail:


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