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What the Day Owes the Night (2012)

Ce que le jour doit à la nuit (original title)
Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is ... See full summary »

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Émilie
Fu'ad Aït Aattou ...
Younès / Jonas
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Madame Cazenave
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Juan Rucillio
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Madeleine
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Mohamed
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Fabrice
Olivier Barthelemy ...
Jean-Christophe (as Olivier Barthélémy)
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Isabelle
Matthias Van Khache ...
Simon / Michel
Matthieu Boujenah ...
Dédé (as Mathieu Boujenah)
Tayeb Belmihoub ...
Issa
Salim Kechiouche ...
Djelloul
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Krimo
Abbes Zahmani ...
Bliss (as Abbès Zhamani)
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Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great love story develops between Jonas and Emilie, which is soon unsettled by the conflicts troubling the country. Written by lletaif

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from Algeria
1 September 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

a love story in Algeria. nothing different by many other French movies about this painful theme. but the charm, the poetry, nostalgic sparkles, nice cast, the story, the measure of all are virtues who makes this film more than part of a series. because it is a film about holiday, innocence and limits of emotions. sweet, precise, a little cruel. example of realistic romance. and the presence of fragile, delicate, victim of difficult choices of Jonas in interesting performance of Fuad Ait Aattou gives, the sketch of Vincent Perez character, few drops of useful poetry to entire film. a film like an old pain in the skin of memories. not memorable. but nice. and this is the most important thing.


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