Starring: Tahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale, Mahmud Shalaby, Lubna Azabal, Farid Larby
Running Time: 99 mins
Synopsis: In Nazi-occupied France in 1942 an Algerian immigrant decides to join the resistance, after forming a close bond with a Jewish musician…
Loosely based on true events, this war-drama, which moonlights as an edgy espionage-thriller at times, follows Younes (Rahim), a black marketeer, and a man of few words, who plies his trade on the streets of Paris. During one of his business deals he befriends Salim; a young Jewish musician, whose popularity is rising amongst the people. Just as the two start to cherish each other’s company, all is thrown asunder, when gendarmes find Younes in the company of his cousin, Ali (Farid Larby); a respected union member and resistance leader. Though his cousin escapes, Younes is caught and decides to spy on the worshippers of a local mosque
Gilles Jacob and Thierry Frémaux announced that, out of 1715 submissions, 49 features from 33 countries have been selected in total for this year's Cannes Film Festival — four of them made by women, a record. 19 titles are lined up for the Competition so far, leaving room for surprise announcements from here on to the Opening Ceremony on May 11.
Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Inhabit. As noted yesterday, here's what Variety's Justin Chang had heard as of this past weekend: "In late March, it seemed that Almodóvar, a Cannes veteran who won prizes for All About My Mother and Volver, might skip the event altogether this year. Since 2004's Bad Education, the helmer has presented every one of his films in competition at the May fest, usually following a spring local release. The Sept 2 Spanish release date for The Skin That I Inhabit (which Sony Classics will release Stateside in
The Concert focuses on Andreï Filipov (Aleksey Guskov), the janitor at the Bolshoi. He enjoys listening to the famed Bolshoi Orchestra, but not because he's a low-class worker aspiring
The story follows a young Algerian immigrant worker in Paris whose unexpected friendship with a Jewish man inspires him to join the French Resistance, despite repeated threats from the Gestapo.
Ismael Ferroukhi and Alain-Michel Blanc penned the script with the former directing. A ten week shoot starts Monday in Paris and will continue in Morocco.
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