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Omar Killed Me (2011)

Omar m'a tuer (original title)
In the summer of 1991 an elderly woman Ghislaine Marchal is found murdered in the basement of her home with the message "Omar M'a Tuer" (Omar has kill me) written beside in her own blood. ... See full summary »

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Omar Raddad
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Pierre-Emmanuel Vaugrenard
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Jacques Vergès
Salomé Stévenin ...
Maud
Nozha Khouadra ...
Latifa Raddad
Afida Tahri ...
La mère de Latifa
Yanis Abdellaoui ...
Karim enfant
Ayoub El Mahlili ...
Karim jeune garçon
Martial Rivol ...
Président Djian
Lounès Tazairt ...
M. Sheriff (as Lounès Tazaïrt)
Liliane Nataf ...
Mme Marchal
Catherine Salviat ...
Hélène Carrère d'Encausse
Pascal Elso ...
André de Comminges
Didier Vinson ...
Juge Renard
Gabriel Le Doze ...
Maître Beaudoux
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In the summer of 1991 an elderly woman Ghislaine Marchal is found murdered in the basement of her home with the message "Omar M'a Tuer" (Omar has kill me) written beside in her own blood. Despite a lack of forensic or DNA evidence, her Moroccan gardener Omar Raddad is found guilty and sentenced to 18 years in a French prison. Shocked by the case, and convinced of his innocence, journalist Pierre-Emmanuel Vaugrenard moves to Nice to investigate, and uncover the truth... A powerful and gripping French crime drama depicting a remarkable true story. Written by Anonymous

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Omar - Ein Justizskandal  »

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The scene where Omar Raddad's defense speaks to the press outside the courthouse saying, "A hundred years ago we (France) condemned a younger officer because he was Jewish." Is a direct reference to the Dreyfus Affair. Similar to Raddad, Alfred Dreyfus was wrongfully accused and convicted of treason for passing French military secret information to German Embassy and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1894. Despite evidence proving that Dreyfus had not commit treason and a French Army general Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy was the real culprit, Dreyfus continued to endure various court hearings in the same manner as Raddad. In both cases the French justice system was viewed as discriminating against Dreyfus who was Jewish where as Raddad is equally let down by the same system for being Arab and Muslim. Dreyfus was eventually released from prison in 1906 after serving a 12 year sentence. See more »

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Justice for all
4 November 2012 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

A French educated lady is murdered. Before she died, she wrote on a wall with her blood "Omar m'a tuer". That's not correct grammar. She most probably didn't write that, but anyway her gardener is accused. And sentenced.

Is there justice for an Arab who can't read and write and don't know much French? Is he sentenced because of his origin, so the real killer instead can go free? We follow Omar and we follow the writer who tries to release him.

It's not your usual law drama, seen countless times on the screen. The drama is in fact not most important, but what's going on in people's mind. This is why you will remember this.


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