With Akka Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Under the Fig Trees (2021)

92 min | Drama

7.0
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Among the trees, young women and men working the summer harvest develop new feelings, flirt, try to understand each other, find - and flee - deeper connections.

Director: Erige Sehiri | Stars: Fedi Ben Achour, Firas Amri, Ameni Fdhili, Feten Fdhili

Votes: 22

2. Hors Saison (2022– )

Thriller

7.0
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A serial killer is operating on both sides of the Franco-Swiss border. Captains Peiry from Switzerland and Bouanni from France investigate the macabre crimes. But the Swiss captain has problems of her own.

Stars: Marina Hands, Sofiane Zermani, Clarina Sierro, Cyril Metzger

Votes: 35

3. Ghost Hunting (2017)

94 min | Documentary

7.0
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Some Palestinians who were held in an Israeli detention center are assembled to re-enact their experience in an effort to heal.

Director: Raed Andoni | Stars: Ramzi Maqdisi, Mohammed Khattab, Wafa Mari, Atef Al-Akhras

Votes: 231

4. Buried Secrets (2009)

91 min | Drama

6.3
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A teenager unwittingly reveals a terrible family secret to the new neighbors.

Director: Raja Amari | Stars: Hafsia Herzi, Sondos Belhassen, Wassila Dari, Rim El Benna

Votes: 201

5. A Thousand Fires (2021)

90 min | Documentary

6.8
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In the Magway region of Myanmar, a country home to one of the oldest petroleum industries in the world, live husband and wife Thein Shwe and Htwe Tin. Running an unregulated oil field, they... See full summary »

Director: Saeed Taji Farouky | Stars: Zim Ko Aung, Thein Shwe, Htwe Tin

Votes: 28

6. Their Algeria (2020)

82 min | Documentary

7.6
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After 62 years of marriage, an elderly couple decides to get a divorce.

Director: Lina Soualem | Stars: Aïcha Soualem, Mabrouk Soualem, Zinedine Soualem, Lina Soualem

Votes: 42

7. Radio Silence (II) (2019)

79 min | Documentary

7.3
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Carmen Aristegui has been fired from the radio station where she has worked for years. Supported by more than 18 million listeners, Carmen continues her fight. Her goal: raising awareness and fighting against misinformation.

Director: Juliana Fanjul | Stars: Carmen Aristegui, James L. Cavallaro, Xavier Cortina, Jan-Albert Hootsen

Votes: 70

8. Je Suis Noires (2022)

52 min | Documentary

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Directors: Juliana Fanjul, Rachel M'Bon | Stars: Khalissa Akadi, Tallulah Bar, Paula Charles, Carmel Frohlicher

9. The Shameless (2021)

Sci-Fi

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Director: Konstantin Bojanov

10. Operation Libertad (2012)

91 min | Drama

6.6
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They are four young men and four young women, from different backgrounds, united in their conviction that society must change. Revolted by the political situation in those troubled 1970s, ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Wadimoff | Stars: Laurent Capelluto, Stipe Erceg, Natacha Koutchoumov, Karine Guignard

Votes: 81

11. Beyond the Bolex (2018)

94 min | Documentary

9.0
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When visionary Jewish immigrant Jacques Bolsey invents the Bolex in the 1920's, he puts the first home movie camera in the hands of everyday folks, fomenting a film revolution that still ... See full summary »

Director: Alyssa Bolsey | Stars: Jacques Bolsey, Wim Wenders, Jonas Mekas, Barbara Hammer

Votes: 53

12. Off Season (2022– )

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It follows a local police inspector who is severely compromised when her only son accidentally kills a seasonal worker.

Star: Sofiane Zermani

13. L'Apollon de Gaza (2018)

79 min | Documentary

7.5
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In summer 2013, a statue of Apollo more than 2500 years old is discovered in the nets of a fisherman from Gaza. Then, the statue vanishes, opening all sorts of speculations: hidden in a ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Wadimoff | Stars: Nafez Abed, Jawdat Abu Ghurab, Sami Abu Salem, Sami Ajrami

Votes: 41

14. A Respectable Family (2012)

90 min | Drama

6.5
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Upon returning home to Iran after more than two decades abroad, visiting professor Arash is quickly thrust into a past he's spent his whole life trying to escape.

Director: Massoud Bakhshi | Stars: Babak Hamidian, Mehrdad Sedighian, Mehran Ahmadi, Ahu Kheradmand

Votes: 520

15. L'étincelle (2021)

61 min | Documentary

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Ten years ago, activists wanting to experience a collective way of life besieged a wooded countryside near Nantes in order to block the construction of a new airport. L'Étincelle paints an ... See full summary »

Directors: Antoine Harari, Valeria Mazzucchi

16. Captain Thomas Sankara (2012)

90 min | Documentary

7.7
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A portrait comprised of material from the archives of Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso from 1983 until his assassination in 1987. Through his desire to liberate his country and ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Cupelin | Stars: Blaise Compaoré, Thomas Sankara

Votes: 57

17. The Miscreants (2011)

88 min | Drama

6.7
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On the order of their spiritual leader, three young Islamists kidnap a group of actors who are about to go on tour with their latest show. When the kidnappers arrive at the place of ... See full summary »

Director: Mohcine Besri | Stars: Rabii Benjhaile, Aïssam Bouali, Abdenbi El Beniwi, Jamila El Haouni

Votes: 49

18. L'alerte (2018 TV Movie)

54 min | Drama, Thriller

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On the eve of the Geneva holiday fireworks, information from the American secret services shook the canton: jihadists would be on the verge of committing an attack in the international city... See full summary »

Directors: Gillo Caldotempo, Moira Pitteloud | Stars: Bruno Todeschini, Catherine Salée, Stéphanie Blanchoud, Roland Vouilloz

19. Fix ME (2009)

98 min | Documentary

6.8
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Inspired by his own psychological excavations, Andoni develops the concept to apply to modern-day Palestine, a project that inspires this witty, personal and compelling film. Featuring a ... See full summary »

Director: Raed Andoni

Votes: 50

20. Spartans (2014)

80 min | Documentary, Drama

7.4
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I spent weeks filming in Marseille's Quartier nord, a district of the city mainly known in the media for its drug trafficking, gang shootings and kalashnikovs. There, I met an amazing ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Wadimoff | Star: Yvan Sorel

Votes: 21

21. Maisonneuve, à l'école du vivre-ensemble (2020)

94 min | Documentary

7.9
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In 2016, in Quebec, ten students from Maisonneuve College went to jihad: the establishment then set up a "living together" project.

Directors: Nicolas Wadimoff, Emmanuelle Walter | Star: Léonie Simaga

Votes: 12

22. Rouge Parole (2012)

96 min | Documentary, History, News

7.7
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ROUGE PAROLE is the story of the Tunisian popular revolution, emotionally told by its heroes through both their silence and their clamors. It is the story of Freedom, summoned by History.

Director: Elyes Baccar

Votes: 25

23. Terminus Brig (2015)

52 min | Documentary

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Terminus Brig and his authors Frédéric Choffat and Luis Lema received in February 2016 by the French European Foreign Affair Minister the great "Louise Weiss Prize", from the European Journalists Association.

Director: Frédéric Choffat

24. Railway Men (2018)

72 min | Documentary

7.8
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On a road trip, Ahmed a train conductor is torn between his loyalty to the old Tunisian railway company and his personal aspirations, while Fitati, his colleague, chooses to become a whistleblower on train accidents.

Director: Erige Sehiri

Votes: 18

25. Aisheen (Still Alive in Gaza) (2010)

86 min | Documentary, Family

7.8
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'War is hell for everyone, especially for kids. That's been the message of countless documentaries over the decades, and 'Still Alive in Gaza' is the latest addition to the roster. A ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Wadimoff

Votes: 57

26. Mon père, la révolution et moi (2013)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

6.9
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As the daughter of a former communist, the young director visits the interfaces of revolt, where communities attempt to realize utopia in concrete terms.

Director: Ufuk Emiroglu | Star: Ufuk Emiroglu

Votes: 29

27. Chasseurs de crimes (2014)

Documentary

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Directors: Juan José Lozano, Nicolas Wadimoff

28. Far from You I Grew (2020)

103 min | Documentary

6.1
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Thirteen-year-old Nicolas lives in a foster home with his best friend, Saef. He enjoys many of the pleasures of childhood and sees his mother from time to time, but soon he will have to find his place.

Director: Marie Dumora | Stars: Nicolas Muller, Saef Ghommid, Sabrina Bensmail-Muller, Bimbo Adler

Votes: 10

29. O Jacaré

Announced

It centers on a robbery in a hood on the outskirts of Lisbon which threatens its close-knit solidarity.

Director: Basil da Cunha

30. L'accord (2005)

93 min | Documentary

6.3
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Directors: Béatrice Guelpa, Nicolas Wadimoff

Votes: 11

31. Non Assistance (2016)

52 min | Documentary

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Is Europe guilty of non assistance to people in danger ?

Director: Frédéric Choffat | Star: Frédéric Choffat

32. Palestine, Summer 2006 (2006)

35 min | Short

8.3
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A mosaic of 13 short films less than 3 minutes in length, reflecting in one shot, the mood of summer.

Directors: Rowan Al Faqih, Akram Al-Ashqar, Ahmad Habash, Riyad Ideis, Annemarie Jacir, Enas I. Muthaffar, May Odeh, Mohanad Yaqubi | Stars: Anwar Al-Ashqar, Amer Hlehel, Annemarie Jacir, Ayman Nahas

Votes: 7

33. En direct de notre passé (2010–2013)

140 min | History

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Stars: Marie Eve Musy, Felipe Castro, Isabelle Caillat, Viviana Aliberti

34. Maria Cobra Preta (2019)

26 min | Short, Drama

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In a Lisbon neighborhood worn by gentrification, Maria, a young female rapper, and her old neighbors expect expulsion. Through her songs and by digging in the trauma of her origins, she finds the strength to face the present.

Director: Erika Nieva da Cunha | Stars: Mynda Guevara, Isabel Cardoso, Ventura

35. Purgatory (XVII)

Announced

It follows the theme of exile from a feminine perspective.

Director: Ufuk Emiroglu

36. L'envol (2012)

20 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Naima Bachiri | Stars: Edmée Croset, Claude Thébert, Matteo Zimmerman

37. Last Supper: Abu Dis (2005)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Issa Freij


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