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Tee im Harem des Archimedes
Feature Film, FR 1985, Farbe, 110 min., fOmeU
Diagonale 2023

Director, Script: Mehdi Charef
Cast: Kader Boukhanef, Rémi Martin, Laure Duthilleul, Saîda Bekkouche, Nicole Hiss, Brahim Ghenaim, Nathalie Jadot, u.a.
Camera: Dominique Chapuis
Editor: Kenout Peltier
Location Sound: Jean-Paul Mugel, Claude Villand
Music: Karim Kacel
Production Design: Thierry Flamand
Costumes: Olga Berluti, Catherine Gorne-Achdjian, Maïka Guézel
Producers: Constantin Costa-Gavras, Michèle Ray-Gavras
Production: KG Productions (FR)


Mehdi Charef, formerly a laborer, then writer and director, adapted his own novel as a feature film about the friendship of two Parisian teens in the concrete desert of the banlieues. Madjid and his friend Pat drift through the gray and dreary streets, keep their heads above water with petty crime, pimping, and scams. And they dream of a better life, someday, somewhere else. Goran Rebić suggested the film as a complement to the Spotlight on series.

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