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The Repentant (2012)

El taaib (original title)
Thanks to the "civilian agreement" law, an Islamist is pardoned and reinstalled in society. He soon understands law doesn't erase the crimes he committed.

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Merzak Allouache
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nabil Asli Nabil Asli ... Rachid
Adila Bendimerad Adila Bendimerad
Khaled Benaïssa Khaled Benaïssa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rokia Abdelali Rokia Abdelali
Mohamed Adar Mohamed Adar
Fatima Benahmed Fatima Benahmed
Belkacem Bentata Belkacem Bentata
Hacène Benzerari Hacène Benzerari ... Saleh
Abdelah Besseghir Abdelah Besseghir ... (as Abdallah Besseghir)
Mebarek Faradji Mebarek Faradji
Mohamed Terekkat Mohamed Terekkat ... (as Mohamed Takiret)
Ourida Tissougiyine Ourida Tissougiyine
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Storyline

Algeria region of the high flatlands. As Islamist groups continue to spread terror, Rashid, a young Jihadist, leaves the mountains to return to his village. In keeping with the law 'of pardon and national harmony', he has to surrender to the police and give up his weapon. He thus receives amnesty and becomes a 'repenti'. But the law cannot erase his crimes and for Rachid it's the beginning of a one-way journey of violence, secrets and manipulation.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Solid Work
19 May 2020 | by bennybrownSee all my reviews

Not sure why this doesn't have a better overall rating. The story is meaningful and all the actors responsible for executing it are above average to exceptional. A solemn dramatic slice of life from a part of the world that is largely underrepresented. Definitely worth the watch.


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Country:

Algeria | France

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

10 April 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Le Repenti See more »

Filming Locations:

El Bayadh, Algeria

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