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Abou Leila

Abou Leila

Amin Sidi-Boumédiène

Algeria, France | 2019 | Genre: Drama | first feature film | running time: 140’

"ABOU LEILA screams for big-screen viewing."
Sarah Ward - Screen Daily

festivals & awards

Competition, Cannes Critics' Week 2019

synopsis

Algeria, 1994. Civil war is raging for years in the North of the country, each day
bringing its share of death and horrors.

Police officers S. and Lotfi, two childhood friends, travel through the desert looking
for Abou Leila, a dangerous terrorist on the run. In the immensity of the Sahara,
their quest seems absurd, but Lofti has only one priority: to keep S. as far from the
capital as possible, knowing his friend is too fragile to face more bloodshed.

But the deeper they get into the desert, the more they are confronted with their own
trauma and violence.

info

Abou Leila
original title

Abou Leila

genre

Drama

country

Algeria, France

running time

140’

produced by

Thala Films – Algeria

in co-production with

In Vivo Films – France

directed by

Amin Sidi-Boumédiène

written by

Amin Sidi-Boumédiène

sales

Films Boutique

In war-torn 1990s Algeria, two friends attempt to track down an infamous terrorist.
TFL Programmes

FeatureLab 360 2017

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Amin Sidi-Boumédiène

Scriptwriter, Film Director

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Claire Charles-Gervais

Production

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Louise Bellicaud

Production