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Le Soleil Assassine Details

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Algerian filmmaker Abdelkrim Bahloul writes and directs the drama The Assassinated Sun, based on actual events in the newly independent Algeria of the 1970s. Following the country's liberation in 1962, the police didn't take kindly to gay poet Jean Senac (Charles Berling). Nevertheless, he was appreciated by a large liberal audience. The police also don't approve of writing student Hamid (Mehdi Dehbi) who writes and stars in a French-language play during a national theater competition. Senac, however, enjoys the play and proceeds to develop a friendship with Hamid. Even though the two were never publicly declared lovers, Hamid becomes the main suspect when Senac is found murdered. The Assassinated Sun won awards at the 2003 San Sebastián International Film Festival and the 2003 Montréal World Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

Cast

Charles Berling
as Jean Senac
Mehdi Dehbi
as Hamid
Ouassini Embarek
as Belkacem
Abbes Zahmani
as Othmane
Clotilde de Bayser
as Nathalie
Alexis Loret
as Jacques
Lofti Abdelli
as Zine
Fethi Haddaoui
as Chief Interrogator

Crew

Abdelkrim Bahloul
Director
Laurent Bregeat
Producer
Abdelkrim Bahloul
Screenwriter
Charlie van Damme
Cinematographer
Souad Massi
Composer (Music Score)
Jean-Marie Senia
Composer (Music Score)
Jacques Witta
Editor
Pierre Didier
Editor
Bruno Beauge
Production Designer
Taoufik Behi
Production Designer
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Co-producer
Luc Dardenne
Co-producer
Bachir Derrais
Co-producer
Olivier Bronckart
Executive Producer
Dora Bouchoucha Fourati
Executive Producer
Eve-Marie Arnault
Costume Designer
Faouzi Thabet
Sound/Sound Designer
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