Omar la Fraise – The King of Algiers
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Omar, a gangster on the run in Algiers, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by the French authorities. His only way around this is to stay in Algeria and lay low. He tries to get used to normal life, but he clings to his old habits. He meets a group of exuberant young thugs; they partner up and enjoy themselves in the underbelly of Algiers’ infamous neighbourhoods including ram fights and clandestine camel races. But trouble is always around the corner and Omar must fight to redeem himself and protect his loved one.

Director’s biography

Elias Belkeddar is a Franco-Algerian producer, director and writer, also a filmmaker and producer at Iconoclast Films. After TODO SE PUEDE (2014), shot in Mexico (special jury award at the Clermont-Ferrand film festival), he directed A WEDDING DAY (2018), selected at the 57th Semaine de la Critique (Canal+ Award). Elias Belkeddar just released his first directing long-feature movie, Omar la Fraise (King of Algiers) who got nominated for Golden Camera at Cannes Festival this year.

Director: Elias Belkeddar
Genre: Drama
Year: 2023
Duration: 92 minutes
Rating: 18+
Country: France, Algeria
Language: French
Subtitling: Arabic (non-Arabic dialogue), English
Screenplay: Elias Belkeddar, Thomas Bidegain, Jérôme Pierrat
Cast: Reda Kateb, Benoît Magimel, Meriem Amiar
Cinematography: André Chemetoff
Editing: Simon Jacquet
Production: Iconoclast, Chi-Fou-Mi Productions, 2 Horloges Production
Awards: Festival de Cannes : 2023 Nominee, Golden Camera, Elias Belkeddar
Début Status: Arab Première

Screening Date & Time

August 16, 2023
10:00 pm
TAJ Cinema 3
August 18, 2023
6:00 pm
TAJ Cinema 3
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