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Cartouches gauloises (2007)

A pair of childhood friends spend a spring together before the summer Algeria's war of Independence.


Mehdi Charef


Mehdi Charef


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohamed Faouzi Ali Cherif Mohamed Faouzi Ali Cherif ... Ali (as Hamada)
Thomas Millet Thomas Millet ... Nicolas dit Nico
Tolga Cayir Tolga Cayir ... Gino Sisti
Julien Amate Julien Amate ... David
Mohammed El Amine Medjahri Mohammed El Amine Medjahri ... Bachir (as Mohammed Medjari)
Sabrina Senoussi Sabrina Senoussi ... La petite fille aux perles
Nassim Meziane Nassim Meziane ... Paul
Aurore Labrugère Aurore Labrugère ... Julie
Nadia Samir Nadia Samir ... Habiba
Gaia Saïd ... Aïcha (as Zahia Said)
Bonnafet Tarbouriech ... Barnabé, le chef de gare
Mohamed Dine Elhannani Mohamed Dine Elhannani ... Djelloul (as Mohammed Dine El Hannani)
Betty Krestinsky Betty Krestinsky ... Rachel
Assia Brahmi Assia Brahmi ... Zina
Marc Robert Marc Robert ... Lieutenant Laurent


A young Algerian paperboy with friends and associates of all ages on both sides of the conflict experiences history leading up to the March 1962 independence of Algeria, witnesses ruthless violence perpetrated by French and Arabs, sees his French friends depart or die, and tries to relate to his patriotic French soccer pal to the end. Written by Caroline Abada

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algeria | soccer | childhood | arab | boy | See All (17) »


Algérie, un été '62





Official Sites:

Pathé [France]


France | Algeria



Release Date:

8 August 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Summer of '62 See more »

Filming Locations:

Maghnia, Oran, Algeria See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Music by Giuseppe Fanciulli
Italian lyrics by Nicola Salerno
French lyrics by Jacques Larue
Performed in Arabic
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Beautiful Cinematography
21 August 2007 | by Wout64See all my reviews

Historic events seen through the eyes of children. A relatively unknown ending of French colonial times in Algeria.

Sometimes shocking images become bearable, because they are seen by innocent children's eyes. John Lennon would have been proud. Overall, I liked the movie because of these above-mentioned aspects. I have never been in Algeria itself, but the movie gives a great view of everyday life during the time period it concerns. Also I really liked the scenery and music that relates to Algeria. Interesting story, and definitely worth watching. (Even for people who are neither French nor Algerian).

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