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What the Day Owes the Night (2012)

Ce que le jour doit à la nuit (original title)
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Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is ... See full summary »

Director:

Alexandre Arcady

Writers:

Alexandre Arcady (screenplay), Alexandra Deman (collaboration) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nora Arnezeder ... Émilie
Fu'ad Aït Aattou ... Younès / Jonas
Anne Parillaud ... Madame Cazenave
Vincent Perez ... Juan Rucillio
Anne Consigny ... Madeleine
Mohamed Fellag ... Mohamed
Nicolas Giraud ... Fabrice
Olivier Barthélémy Olivier Barthélémy ... Jean-Christophe
Marine Vacth ... Isabelle
Matthias Van Khache ... Simon / Michel
Matthieu Boujenah ... Dédé (as Mathieu Boujenah)
Tayeb Belmihoub Tayeb Belmihoub ... Issa
Salim Kechiouche ... Djelloul
Moussa Maaskri ... Krimo
Abbes Zahmani Abbes Zahmani ... Bliss (as Abbès Zhamani)
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Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great love story develops between Jonas and Emilie, which is soon unsettled by the conflicts troubling the country. Written by lletaif

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Drama | Romance

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The place where the resistance organizes itself near Rio Salado in the movie was filmed in Zaghouan/ Tunisia See more »

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28 November 2014 | by julien_levrier2011See all my reviews

I gave it a 9. I read the book quite a while ago, before it became a hit. As is rarely the case, the film is very faithful to the original plot and offers incredible pictures of colonial Algeria. It sets at the time of independence of the country. In short to me, a mix of very powerful stories about love, passion and hatred, about things that have to be and things that are not meant to be. A very clever parallel between the story in the background and the stories in the foreground. And, a breathtaking depiction of what must have been the lives of people living in Algeria at this time and how debts of the past can affect people's lives, forever. What the day owes the night. A must-watch as well as a must-read.


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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 September 2012 (France) See more »

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Algeria See more »

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$2,041,270
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2.35 : 1
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