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Ennemis intérieurs (2016)

PG | | Short, Drama | April 2016 (USA)
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During the 90s, Algerian terrorism reaches France. Two men. Two identities. One battle.

Director:

Selim Azzazi (as Sélim Azzazi)

Writer:

Selim Azzazi (as Sélim Azzazi)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hassam Ghancy ... Le demandeur
Najib Oudghiri Najib Oudghiri ... L'interrogateur
Stéphane Perrichon Stéphane Perrichon ... Le gardien de la paix
Nasser Azazi Nasser Azazi ... Le père
Amine Brossier Amine Brossier ... Le fils
Nicolas Pouillot Nicolas Pouillot ... Policier couloir 1
Franck Gonzales Franck Gonzales ... Policier couloir 2
Farès Azazi Farès Azazi ... Jeune homme arrêté
Laychi Bittar Laychi Bittar ... Personne caméra vidéo
Fouzi Kouici Fouzi Kouici ... Personne caméra vidéo
Nathalie Afferi Nathalie Afferi ... Personne caméra vidéo
Nabil Derkaoui Nabil Derkaoui ... Personne caméra vidéo
Appolos Diaby Appolos Diaby ... Personne caméra vidéo
Bachir Bekaddour Bachir Bekaddour ... Personne caméra vidéo
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An interview at a local police station turns into an inquisition during which a French-Algerian born man sees himself accused of protecting the identities of possible terrorists. This close-up on France's troubled history with its former colonies has one man controlling the fate of another with the stroke of a pen during a turbulent period in the 1990s. Written by Qualia Films

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Short | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enemies within See more »

Filming Locations:

Lyon, France See more »

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Qualia Films See more »
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Color | Color (High Definition)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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If I were a betting man, I'd say this one has the edge on taking home the Oscar for Best Live Action Short.
11 February 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is one of five films nominated for the Oscar for Best Live Action Short. While I enjoyed "Sing" more, I think Enemies Within had a strong story and the strongest impact on me. It also has a strong message about our fears of Muslim extremism that makes you think. And, it manages to do all this without being preachy.

It's the story of an Algerian-born man who is requesting French citizenship. Many of you might not know but when he was born in the 1950s, Algeria was technically part of France and only later gained its independence. He has lived most of his life outside Algeria in France and considers himself to be French. And, while the meeting seems to be just a formality before obtaining citizenship, it soon turns into an ugly confrontation with a bureaucrat who treats him like a criminal.

I am not an extreme left-wing guy and I do have my concerns about immigration and Islamic extremists…and this is why the film impressed me so much. It really challenged my beliefs and shows the dangers that a hard-line approach to immigrants might create. Well worth seeing and very well made.


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