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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jules Werner ...
Anne Marie Solvi ...
Marco Lorenzini ...
Georges' father
Ahmed Benaissa ...
The shepherd
Nargis Benamor ...
Nabil Missoumi ...
Arezki Boutrahi ...
Ben Kouri
Camille Olinger ...
George's grandfather
Marie-Paule von Roesgen ...
George's grandmother
Serge Tonon ...
George's uncle
Pat Wengler ...
Georges's aunt
Pol Hoffmann ...
Christiane Rausch ...
Sonja Neumann ...


Georges's life is turned upside-down when he meets Yamina and decides to help her. While she seems to be persecuted and living in hiding, Georges's reality is rooted in a daily routine without any surprises. Yamina's stories fascinate him: her happy childhood under the rhythm of a song, the massacres in the 1990s in the Great South, as well as her difficulties in Algeria and then in France. Georges spends more and more time with Yamina and is totally disorientated the day she disappears without a word. As his search for her unfolds, Georges realizes that he knows nothing about her and that every person he meets who knew Yamina seems to have a different version of the young woman's life. Convinced that he must go to Algiers to save her, Georges abandons everything and sets out on a journey without any concrete destination. His quest finally leads him to an oasis in the Sahara, a desert that spreads as widely as this love story between Bonnevoie and Tabelbala.

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Arabian Nights  »

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Passion that ignites a love between Luxemborg to Algiers.
22 May 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Nuits d'Arabie is a film where the detailed photography and the juxtaposition between two extraordinarily different lives mesh in a film about love. The neat ordered life of Georges (Jules Werner) and the tattered uncertain life of Yamina (Sabrina Ouazai) are both shaken when they meet by chance. The film provides a naive and optimistic view of how love can change one's life. The protagonist's simple desire to launch into a relationship with a stranger on a train builds as the film explores the ideas of love between cultures.

The settings move from the city lights of Luxemborg to the simplicity and stark beauty of the Algerian desert scape. The use of light within the film plays on the face of the enigmatic and ever-changing visage of the beautiful Yamina and paints a picture of a woman whose life shifts between and among the shadows of a contemporary and sometimes violent world.

Georges, a man who relinquishes everything because of his desire, and love, is driven by the kind of passionate confusion that makes him endearing to an audience.

The considered direction of Paul Kieffer(who also shares a writing credit with Philippe Blasband) builds the audience's relationship with Yamina and Georges through interesting, and circular narrative structures. Nuits d'Arabie takes the audience on a journey where they want Georges search for his Yamina to culminate in the romantic dream of 'happily ever after'.

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