The Repentant
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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We learned through the press that secret contacts were made between the army and the Islamists, who were underground, that would quickly allow their return home and put an end to massacres, ambushes, and bomb attacks . . . The Algerians discovered a new word: "repentant" which designated those who laid down arms and placed themselves under the authority of the State. With a wounded country, the State encouraged its people to forget, to reconcile . . . I wondered how the families of thousands of victims of horror would react to this new situation as, by the hundreds, terrorists left the underground claiming they did not have "blood on their hands". As "good business" picked up . . . we were all becoming "brothers" again, as if
by magic . . . It is during this "euphoric" period that I discovered a small article telling the terrible story of a man who was contacted by a "repentant". He was offered a horrible deal" Merzak Allouche, May 2012

tags: Feature film

Cast: Adila Bendimerad, Nabil Asli, Khaled Benaissa


Screenplay: Merzak Allouache

Director of Photography: Mohamed Tayeb Laggoune

Film Editor: Sylvie Gadmer

Sound: Ali Mahfiche, Xavier Thibault, Carole Verner, Julien Perez

Producer: Yacine Djadi

Co-Producer: Jacques Bidou

Production Company: Baya Films

World Sales: Doc & Film International

Director: Merzak Allouache