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Omar Killed Me (2011)
"Omar m'a tuer" (original title)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  22 June 2011 (France)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Omar Raddad
Denis Podalydès ...
Pierre-Emmanuel Vaugrenard
Maurice Bénichou ...
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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Roschdy Zem has chosen a great subject for his film about the blindness of justice.
18 May 2013 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

Omar M'a Tuer is about an ordinary person who has been put in prison for a crime which he believes not having committed. Director Roschdy Zem portrays that there are very few possibilities for an ordinary man to defend his honor in a criminal case where the real culprit is enjoying his life elsewhere. As a part legal drama as well as part social commentary, Omar M'a Tuer is a socially relevant film about the ineffectiveness of the criminal justice system in France. About his decision to choose direction it needs to be stated that actors making their foray in the field of cinema is a positive development as they can give much needed boost to films which are based on original content. It can be surmised that while watching "Omar M'a Tuer", those viewers who know much about French culture and history would not hesitate a bit in drawing parallels between the film's tale and Emile Zola's infamous Dreyfus case. In both cases, public opinions were more in favor of underdogs who did not have much political power to pursue their cases.


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