The new film by Rachid Bouchareb (Indigènes) plunges us into the Malik Oussekine affair.
Chance of the calendar, while the series Oussekine arrives in a few days on Disney Plus, Our Brothers, the new film by Rachid Bouchareb, which also looks back on the blunder that occurred in 1986, will be presented at the Cannes Film Festival in the Cannes Première section. And the first photos have just been unveiled.
They were called Malik and Abdel.#OurFranginsthe new film by Rachid Bouchareb (NATIVES) with Reda Kateb, Lyna Khoudri, Raphael Personnaz and Samir Guesmi is unveiled before its presentation at the @Festival_Cannes.
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4 years after his last film, the detective comedy Belleville Cop (with Omar Sy), Rachid Bouchareb returns to political cinema with Our Brothers. A new feature film rather fans of the line ofNativewhich had been rewarded in Cannes with a Collective Best Actor Award in 2006, and its sequel, Outlaw.
The Franco-Algerian director has brought together a fine cast, including Reda Kateb, Lyna Khoudri, Raphael Personnaz, Samir Guesmi and the young Adam Amara, to return to this painful episode in the history of France finally approached by fiction, nearly 36 years after the fact. Little information has circulated on the feature film for the moment, but the official synopsis promises that it will address the case without detour, also focusing on the assassination of Abdel Benyahia, which occurred in Pantin a few hours intervals and very little publicized:
On the night of December 5 to 6, 1986, Malik Oussekine died following a police intervention, while Paris was rocked by student demonstrations against a new education reform. The Ministry of the Interior is all the more inclined to hush up this affair, as another Frenchman of Algerian origin, Abdel, was killed the same night by a police officer.
Our Brothers does not yet have a release date in France.