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Missä on missä? (2009)

 |  Drama  |  2 October 2009 (USA)
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An experimental narrative about two young Arab boys you kill their French friend, a boy of their own age, in the late 1950s.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alaeddin Alaeddine ...
Taha Muhammad Rguibi ...
Evan Miller ...
French boy
Mateus Tembe ...
Male doctor
Carla Argentato ...
Female doctor
Mehdi Kanani ...
Arla Aabba ...
Azar Ahmadi ...
Osama Elasri ...
Jasmin Garban ...
Lia Goresh ...
Hassan Haddad ...


WHERE IS WHERE? is based on an incident which took place during the Algerian independence war in 1950's. Reacting to the acts of violence committed by the French, two young Algerian boys murder their friend, a French boy. The story, told in multiple simultaneous images, starts in the present day as Death enters the house of the Poet. She starts to investigate these past events, which gradually become interwoven with the present moment. A mist clears from the back garden of the Poet's house to reveal a small row-boat which has appeared in the swimming pool. In it sit Adel and Ismael. Written by Eija-Liisa Ahtila

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Dense, interesting 55 minute experimental film
6 March 2015 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Inspired by the true story of two little Algerian boys who killed a French friend while the Algerian war for independence raged, this is more interesting and cohesive than many experimental films. It's a poetic and occasionally darkly humorous look at crime, death, innocence, the passage of time, society and guilt. The screen is divided into four quadrants and the entire film unfolds in these double split-screens. Sometimes we get two views of the exact same moment, at others the general action is the same, but there are subtle differences in performance or lighting. At other times the split screens allow a gradual transition from one location to another, one screen seeming to pull the others away from what they've fixed their gaze on. While the specific meanings of the often surreal elements can be elusive, the overall sense of theme is strong and often surprisingly moving. Not 'easy' film-making, and I feel the need to see it again to get all I can from it.

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