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Pour la France

Rachid Hami
2022 - France - 1h53

Screenings : wednesday 25 - 8:30 pm - Grand Théâtre - presented and followed by a debate with Rachid Hami - Karim Leklou - Shaïn Boumedine - Samir Guesmi
Aïssa dies during a hazing ritual at the prestigious Military Academy in Saint-Cyr. While the army refuses to accept any responsibility in this drama, Aïssa's brother Ismaël fights for the truth. Based on real life events.
Rachid Hami
Born in Algiers in 1985, Rachid Hami arrived in France aged 3, growing up with his mother and two brothers in difficult circumstances. He made his debuts as an actor playing Rachid l'Arlequin in L'Esquive (2003) by Abdellatif Kechiche, then a grocery robber in Rois et Reine (2004) by Arnaud Desplechin, before playing the male lead in the tv drama Pour l'amour de Dieu (2005) by Zakia and Ahmed Bouchaala. Rachid Hami then went behind the camera. He wrote and directed the medium-length film Choisir d'aimer (2007), which describes the fates of two couples in Algeria and France. He also plays one of the roles, alongside Louis Garrel and Leïla Bekhti. The film won the Audience Award in Premiers Plans in 2008. In 2017 he released his first feature, La Mélodie, with Kad Merad and Samir Guesmi. Pour la France, screened in Venice, is his second feature.

Cast : Karim Leklou, Lubna Azabal, Shaïn Boumedine, Slimane Dazi, Samir Guesmi, Alicia Hava, Arthur Igual, Laurent Lafitte
Screenplay : Rachid Hami, Ollivier Pourriol
Cinematography : Jérôme Alméras
Editing : Joëlle Hache
Music : Dan Levy

Production : Mizar Films

French distributor : Memento