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Dhil al ardh (1982)

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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Despina Tomazani Despina Tomazani
Hélène Catzaras Hélène Catzaras
Mouna Noureddine Mouna Noureddine
Rachel Khémir Rachel Khémir
Abdellaziz Ben Mahmoud Abdellaziz Ben Mahmoud
Mohammed Mansour Mohammed Mansour
M'Barka Jrad M'Barka Jrad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohammed Ben Othman Mohammed Ben Othman
Abdellatif Hamrouni Abdellatif Hamrouni
Tahar Mguedmini Tahar Mguedmini
Abdelkader Mokdad Abdelkader Mokdad
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Country:

Tunisia | France

Release Date:

17 November 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Föld árnyéka See more »

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a Third World gem
2 January 2011 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

From an unlikely country comes an unexpected gem: the provocative story of a nomadic Tunisian family living according to ancient customs but soon feeling the invisible, unavoidable influence of events beyond the distant horizon. The film captures with precise and often subtle imagery the isolation and stark beauty of the northern Sahara Desert, as well as the bountiful simplicity of a life governed solely by the laws of nature and the benevolence of Allah. But when a blight among the sheep forces the eldest son to the big city, he returns home an unwitting harbinger of civilization, with a jeepload of soldiers close behind, looking for recruits (voluntary or otherwise) to fight a distant, unspecified war. The modest style of the film shows an eloquence far beyond its meager (by Hollywood standards) budget, offering a heartbreaking look at yet another ageless culture lost to the mundane (but no less deadly) intrusion of progress.


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