A Tunisian breakdancer falls in with fundamentalists with designs to turn the young man into a suicide bomber.



13 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hedi (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Hedi a young man with great dream is struggling his way through social conventions in Tunisia. While his mother tries to decide his life for him, Hedi meets Rym and suddenly he discovers that his world goes beyond and above conventions.

Director: Mohamed Ben Attia
Stars: Majd Mastoura, Rym Ben Messaoud, Sabah Bouzouita
Simshar (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Young Theo is sent on his first trip with his Maltese sea faring family, but things go terribly wrong when the 'Simshar' sinks, leaving the crew stranded in the Mediterranean... ... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Cremona
Stars: Lotfi Abdelli, Jimi Busuttil, Sékouba Doucouré
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah, 18 years-old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn't think the same way. She ... See full summary »

Director: Leyla Bouzid
Stars: Baya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Ayari
Clay Dolls (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The 40-year-old Omrane is in charge to find maid placements in Tunis for the girls from his village. But the most rebel of the girls has escaped and he has to look for her to get her back ... See full summary »

Director: Nouri Bouzid
Stars: Ahmed Hafiene, Hend Sabry, Oumeyma Ben Afsia
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Sami and Sara, a Tunisian couple in their thirties, lead a peaceful life and seem happy, until a tragedy befalls. BORDERS OF HEAVEN is the story of an ordinary family whose life takes a ... See full summary »

Director: Fares Naanaa
Stars: Lotfi Abdelli, Anissa Daoud, Sophie Ghodhbane
Stranded (2015)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Ghassra, an Arab taxi driver faces difficulties answering nature's call. He wants to relieve himself by a tree, but is challenged by the election candidate, the soccer fan, the extremist and the policeman.

Director: Jamil Najjar
Stars: Lotfi Abdelli, Nejib Belkadhi, Mervet Trabelsi
Man of Ashes (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the ensuing days before his wedding bridegroom Hachemi faces both the anxieties of the future and the shadows of the past. His best friend, Farfat, is the topic of street graffiti and ... See full summary »

Director: Nouri Bouzid
Stars: Khadija Abaoub, Sarra Abdelhadi, Mustapha Adouani
Millefeuille (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Nouri Bouzid
Stars: Souhir Ben Amara, Nour Meziou, Brahim Aloui
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A coming-of-age comedy/drama set in Tunisia. Twelve-year-old Noura is an impressionable boy who must learn to reconcile two conflicting worlds - the loving world of Muslim women and the ... See full summary »

Director: Férid Boughedir
Stars: Selim Boughedir, Mustapha Adouani, Rabia Ben Abdallah
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After a tempest, fishermen do not find only fish in their nets. That is what happens to Jafaar, a poor fisherman who lives poorly in Gaza. And what he hauls in is really upsetting : imagine... See full summary »

Director: Sylvain Estibal
Stars: Sasson Gabai, Baya Belal, Myriam Tekaïa


Credited cast:
Lotfi Abdelli ...
Afef Ben Mahmoud ...
Fatima Ben Saïdane
Helmi Dridi ...
Foued Litaiem


The making of a martyr, the making of a man, and the making of a film. Bahta is 25, Tunisian, a hothead who excels at break-dancing. When he thinks a woman he likes may be seeing another man, his injured pride mixes with his Arab anger at Western insults to Islam, so he gets in trouble with the cops. For sanctuary, two men take him to the home of an older man, a teacher who is a tombstone calligrapher. The teacher slowly brings Bahta to understand the promise of martyrdom, playing on his desire for manhood. Occasionally, the actor playing Bahta breaks out of his role to complain to the director, who must coax him back. Is Bahta on his way to manhood, suicide, martyrdom, and murder? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama





Release Date:

14 November 2006 (Tunisia)  »

Also Known As:

Making of - Kamikaze  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Disturbing and powerful film...
11 February 2010 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 2/8/2010 – 8 out of 10 (Dir-Nouri Bouzid): Disturbing and powerful film about a young man enticed by a group that glorifies being a martyr for God by blowing yourself up(preferably others as well). The young man, played by Lofti Abdelli, likes to breakdance but has no real other ambitions. He gets into trouble with the cops occasionally for petty things and just wants to make something out of his life. He'd like to participate in the war in Iraq but can't and occasionally gets punished with lashes from his father when he gets caught for his wrongdoings. He suspects his upscale girlfriend of cheating on him and he just feels a general lack of respect towards him in life. While hiding from the cops after impersonating one after stealing his cousin's clothes(who is a cop) he is taken in by a gentle religious man who initially tries to get him to purify himself from western influences and sin. Out of this teaching it is obvious that he also believes that martydom is the highest form of expression to God, and the young man starts believing this and thinks he's destined for this fate. The film is full of wonderful performances especially from the lead, who gets you to see whats going on inside him and you understand how he's enticed toward this belief. The film takes a couple of sidesteps out of the movie and gives you a glimpse of the actual actor struggling to portray this character due to his opposite real-life beliefs and you see the director trying to convince him to continue and believe in him. This is an interesting addition but seems to just be a way for the director to show his beliefs toward terrorism and seems a little un-necessary. Despite this, the movie is an intense portrayal of this young man and well done throughout and is a good view into a side of life we don't often see on film. Do not miss this one!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Making Of (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: