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The Magnet (2000)

Comme un aimant (original title)
The story of a group of friends, stars of a quiet life of night breaks and free time in a poor district of Marseille. One summer, a tragedy with racism as the key will fall on their lives.

Directors:

Akhenaton, Kamel Saleh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kamel Saleh Kamel Saleh ... Cahouètte
Akhenaton Akhenaton ... Sauveur
Houari Djerir Houari Djerir ... Houari
Brahim Aimad Brahim Aimad ... Bra-Bra
Sofiane Madjid Mammeri Sofiane Madjid Mammeri ... Christian
Kamel Ferrat Kamel Ferrat ... Fouad
Titoff ... Santino
Malek Brahimi Malek Brahimi ... Kakou
Georges Neri Georges Neri ... Mafioso
Bernard Fischetti Bernard Fischetti ... Mafioso
Raymond La Science Raymond La Science ... Mafioso
Loule Bilione Loule Bilione ... Mafioso
José Tygdat José Tygdat ... Mafioso
Elie Du Mas Elie Du Mas ... Mafioso
Khalil Mohamed Khalil Mohamed ... Kader
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The story of a group of friends, stars of a quiet life of night breaks and free time in a poor district of Marseille. One summer, a tragedy with racism as the key will fall on their lives.

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Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

No Sellout (Flash only)

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 May 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Magnet See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title means 'like a magnet', and is a reference to a line in the film accusing two characters of being lazy and 'sitting there with your asses stuck to that bench like a magnet'. See more »

Soundtracks

Life
by Marlena Shaw
Adapted By Yvonne Jones
Music By Akhenaton, Bruno Coulais
Rap [Featuring] Tony & Paco
Written By (Akhenaton - Tony & Paco / Bruno Coulais - Akhenaton)
(p) 2000 361 records
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Wonderfull realistic movie about south of france.
18 April 2004 | by c13nrvSee all my reviews

Out of europe people have the tendency to see France as a romantic peacefull country, where you drink wine and eat bred with a french hat. well this movie is like a window opening on the REAL side of life in France. Some people may not like it because its too real. and sometimes it is painfull to see the reality so people like to stay in a fictious world..

like the title says ( like a magnet ) the phylosophy of this movie shows the struggle of immigrants and unemployed youth, the mafia presence, the police......

Akhenaton who played Sauveur in this movie and wrote this movie , is also a MC in IAM rap band.

i think you should take this movie as documentary inspired on real facts. the destiny of a group of 10 youth , trying to make it in life by any way available, not bad kids, not perfect either , just ..kids. but the problems and events that they are exposed to is not made for any man in the world.......


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