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The Assassinated Sun (2003)  (ѧ)

Directer: Abdelkrim Bahloul Writter: Abdelkrim Bahloul, Charlotte Guigue, Jean-Pierre Péroncel-Hugoz

Running time: 85 min Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Tunisia Language: French
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Historical
Subtitle: English Starring:Charles Berling ... Jean Senac,
Mehdi Dehbi ... Hamid, Ouassini Embarek ... Belkacem, Clotilde de Bayser ... Nathalie, Abbes Zahmani ... Othmane,
Julia Maraval ... Keltoum, Lotfi Abdelli ... Zine, Fethi Haddaoui ... Homme interrogatoire,
Hichem Rostom ... Bramsi, Alexis Loret ... Jacques

 

 

 
 
   

Storyline :
The Assassinated Sun (2003) Le soleil assassiné
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.

 


Awards: 2 wins & 2 nominations.

Joseph Plateau Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2004 Nominated Joseph Plateau Award Best Belgian Actor
Mehdi Dehbi 
 
Marrakech International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2003 Nominated Golden Star Abdelkrim Bahloul 
 
Montréal World Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2003 Won Golden Zenith Best Film from Africa
Abdelkrim Bahloul 
Tied with El kotbia (2002).
 
San Sebastián International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2003 Won Sebastiane Award Abdelkrim Bahloul 
 

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