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HEY COUSIN ! - MERZAK ALLOUACHE
hey cousin !
france/algeria
a film by  MERZAK ALLOUACHE film 93'
in French with Algerian sequences - subtitled in French / in English - 35mm / beta num pal 16/9 / beta sp pal 16/9 / beta sp pal 4/3 / dvd - photography: all rights reserved
The country mouse, Alilo, arrives wide-eyed from Algiers to do a little business. The town mouse, his cousin Mok, French-born and Parisian to the core, is there to meet him. Alilo loses the address of the guy he is supposed to meet and they spend a frantic week trying to track down the suitcase which he absolutely has to take back to Algiers. During this
enforced stay, Alilo's constant amazement reflects the stifling strictures of Algerian society, while Mok's endless survival tricks show up the extreme harshness of life in Paris. Alilo finds true love and misses his return flight, little knowing that Mok, his "pure French" cousin, has fallen foul of the law and been deported to Algeria.
director MERZAK ALLOUACHE - authors MERZAK ALLOUACHE, CAROLINE THIVEL - producer JACQUES BIDOU - productions JBA PRODUCTION, RTBF, FLASH BACK AUDIOVISUEL, LA SEPT CINéMA, ARTéMIS PRODUCTION, SAMSA FILM, CLEA PRODUCTIONS - GAD ELMALEH, MESSAOUD HATTOU, MAGALY BERDY, ANN-GISEL GLASS - image PIERRE AIM - sound PHILIPPE SENECHAL - year of production 1995 - RPCA 86 899
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"Quinzaine des réalisateurs Cannes Film Festival / Prix de la critique Arabe" (France 1994)
"Carthage Film Festival Tanit d'Or - Prix de l'OUA - Mention FIPRESCI" (Tunisia 1996)
"M'NET Film Awards Best scenario Award - Best Director Award" (South africa 1996)
"Caire Film Festival Pyramide d'Argent" (Egypt 1996)
"Namur Film Festival - Bayard D'or" (Belgium 1996)
"Montereau Film Festival - Best Film - Best actor (Mess Hattou)" (France 1997)
"Haïfa Film Festival - Ancre d'Or" (Israel 1996)
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