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Madame Courage

Director Merzak ALLOUACHE
Info
  • Algeria, France│
  • 2015│
  • 99min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

Omar is an unstable and lonely teenager who is a specialist in snatching. He goes downtown to commit his usual crimes. His first prey is a young girl called Selma, a girl wearing a gold necklace.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
163 2016. 04. 29 21:00 Jeonju Cinema Town 5 HEK15
332 2016. 05. 01 14:00 Jeonju Cinema Town 7 HEK15
602 2016. 05. 04 10:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 3 HEK15

Review

Omar lives in the slums with a nagging mother and a prostitute sister. He steals a gold necklace from Selma, a neighboring girl, who goes from being simply a victim to him to a source of comfort in his harsh life. He leads a hopeless life of stealing and dreams of her when he gets high. Merzak Allouache gained fame with a fable about the reality of Algeria. In cinema verite style, the drama simply observes how Omar wanders through a world of evil. His emotions are not directly expressed and only his barren life is portrayed. His guant cheeks, protruding teeth and wild animal-like eyes are suggestive of ‘Mouchette’ or ‘Rosetta’. Omar shining a flashlight on a cemetary angel illustrates the tragedy of a world out of reach of God’s grace. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Merzak ALLOUACHE
Screenplay Merzak ALLOAUCHE
Producer Baya Films
Cinematography Olivier GUERBOIS
Editor Tuong Vi NGUYEN, Yann DEDET
Sound Amine TEGGAR
Cast Adlane DJEMIL, Lamia

Director

Merzak ALLOUACHE

Born in Algeria. ALLOUACHE studied filmmaking at the Institut National du Cinema and at IDHEC in Paris. He directed his first feature, Omar Gatlato(1977) and returned to Algeria from France to direct Bab El Oued City(1994). He directed; Normal!(2011), won the prize at Doha Tribeca Film Festival; The Repentant(2012), screened in the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes Film Festival and The Rooftops(2013) was selected for the official select\ion in Venice International Film Festival.

Trailer

(Madame Courage) DIR. Merzak ALLOUACHE

Omar is an unstable and lonely teenager who is a specialist in snatching. He goes downtown to commit his usual crimes. His first prey is a young girl called Selma, a girl wearing a gold necklace.