THE BLESSED

Original title: Les Bienheureux
Directed by: Sofia Djama
Cast: Sami Bouajila, Nadia Kaci, Lyna Khoudri

Status: Completed

Category: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Qatar
Year: 2017


Synopsis

Algiers, a few years after the civil war. Amal and Samir have decided to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary in a restaurant. While on their way, their share their views on Algeria: Amal tells about lost illusions and Samir about the necessity to cope with them.  At the same time, their son Fahim and his friends Feriel and Reda are wandering about in a hostile Algiers about to steal their youth.


Technical information

  • Original language: French, Arabic
  • Running time: 102 minutes
  • Awards: 
    Orizzonti - Venice 2017
    Orizzonti Award for Best Actress to Lyna Khoudri