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Status Released (2016)

Director Fabrice BENCHAOUCHE

Cast Sid Hamed AGOUMI, Mounir MARGOUM et Myriem AKHEDDIOU

Genre Family film

Synopsis The past and present unfold together as Jamel, a young French-Algerian archeologist, is appointed to coach the local football team “Timgad Juventus”. Eleven boys and one girl,  Naïma, are part of the team, they don’t have decent shirt or shoes but are talented and will try their best to win the national tournament. Between ancient vestiges and wounds of recent struggles, Jamel discovers a generation of Algerians who dreams of being reconciled … and champion of football.

Producer Alia Films (FR)

Coproducers Neon Production (FR), Kwassa Films, Milonga Production and BL Films (AG)

Partners AARC, CNC, EZEF, FDATIC, FWB (Federation Wallonia-Brussels), Scope Invest and the support of the Belgian Tax Shelter, Wallimage (Audiovisual Fund for Wallonia)

Distributors Alibi Communication (BE) and Bodega Films (FR)

Selections Namur International French Language Film Festival (FIFF), Mediterranean Film Festival of Brussels (2016),  Montpellier Cinemed Festival, International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (FIFOG – 2017)

Awards Public Prize at Montpellier Cinemed, Special Mention at Geneva FIFOG 2017