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El Hedi ben Salem (1935–1976)

El Hedi ben Salem was born in 1935 in Morocco. He was an actor, known for Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971) and Martha (1974). He died in 1976 in Nîmes, Gard, France. See full bio »


in Morocco


(age 41) in Nîmes, Gard, France

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 1975 Like a Bird on a Wire (TV Movie)
 1975 Fox and His Friends
Salem the Moroccan (uncredited)
 1974/I Martha (TV Movie)
Hotel guest
 1973 World on a Wire (TV Mini-Series)
Bodyguard (as Elhedi Ben Salem)
 1973 Tenderness of the Wolves
Französischer Soldat
 1973 Eight Hours are Not a Day (TV Mini-Series)
- Franz und Ernst (1973) ... Arbeitskollege (uncredited)
 1973 Jail Bait (TV Movie)
Franz's friend
 1971 The Merchant of Four Seasons
The Arab (as Salem El Heïdi)
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 1973 Tenderness of the Wolves (props)
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 1972 The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (production help - as Salem El Hedi)
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 2010 Fassbinders Welt am Draht - Blick voraus ins Heute (Video documentary) (in memory of - as El Hedi Ben Salem)
 1982 Querelle (this film is dedicated to: My friendship with: from Rainer Werner Fassbinder - as El Hedi ben Salem m' Barek Mohammed Mustafa)
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 2011 Jannat 'Ali (Documentary)
 2010 Fassbinders Welt am Draht - Blick voraus ins Heute (Video documentary)
Bodyguard (as Elhedi Ben Salem)
 2007 Quand la peur dévore l'âme (Short)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Salem El Hedi | Salem El Heïdi | El Hedi ben Salem m' Barek Mohammed Mustafa | El Hedi Ben Salem | Elhedi Ben Salem

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Was the lover of Rainer Werner Fassbinder during the early 1970s and acted in several of his films.


Frequently cast in Rainer Werner Fassbinder films.

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