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Khamsa (2008)

A 13 year old Gypsy boy escapes from foster home to continue a life of mischief and delinquency during a french summer.

Director:

Karim Dridi

Writer:

Karim Dridi (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marc Cortes Marc Cortes ... Marco dit 'Khamsa' (as Marco Cortes)
Raymond Adam Raymond Adam ... Coyote
Tony Fourmann Tony Fourmann ... Tony
Simon Abkarian ... Le père
Magalie Contreras Magalie Contreras ... Rita
Maéva Fertier Maéva Fertier ... Lola
Sarah-Laure Estragnat Sarah-Laure Estragnat ... Melodia
Mehdi Laribi Mehdi Laribi ... Rachitique
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emmanuel Adam Emmanuel Adam ... Le père de Tony
Alain Baudier Alain Baudier ... Le frère de Khamsa
Marie Camacho Marie Camacho ... La tante de Coyote
Ezaï Canlay Ezaï Canlay ... Ezaï
Joséphine Cantero Joséphine Cantero ... La grand mère
Ezzedine Chaouch Ezzedine Chaouch ... Le père de Rachitique
Auguste Cribel Auguste Cribel ... Johnny
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A 13 year old Gypsy boy escapes from foster home to continue a life of mischief and delinquency during a french summer.

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Official Sites:

Rezo Films [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 October 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Hand Fatimas See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Powerful acting + realistic plot + Discovering an original them = Very good film.
27 October 2008 | by nycterrSee all my reviews

Khamsa is the story of a young gypsy, "Marco" 11 years old, who comes back to his camp after an umpteenth runaway. Marco then re-bonds with his long time friends and cousins. You will then follow him in his plunge into the fragile world of thefts, scams and violence. The main actors are young kid, most of them non-professional and they deliver a striking performance. You also cross the path of the living magma which defines the camp life and the clear reality: we do not live in the same world. This kind of "social cinema", terminology refused by the director, signifies the breaks, the junction between those who and those who have not. Marco and his friends make money out of the financial system. Marco and his friends are not protected by the police. Marco and his friends do not go to school. They dream of dogfights and burning caravans.

Amazing movie. Beautiful setting, imagery and editing.


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