Adhen (Dernier Maquis) (2008) directed by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche

Olivier Père's choice of ones to watch




Olivier Père selected Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche as one of the best emerging film directors working today and chose the film Adhen (Dernier Maquis, 2008) as an example that best represents his work.

Adhen (Dernier Marquis) (2008):
In a rundown industrial park, Mao (Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche), a Muslim boss, owns a small company that specializes in repairing trucks and pallets. Business is not doing well, so in order to maintain order among the other Muslim workers he decides to open a mosque. When Mao designates an imam without consulting his employees, he angers this small community and divides the workforce.

"Adhen (Dernier maquis) is Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche’s third film, following Wesh wesh, qu’est-ce qui se passe? (2001) and Back Home (Bled Number One, 2006). He has established himself as one of the finest directors of his generation by offering political films that treat sensitive subjects such as religion, immigration, and employment without falling into a black-and-white view of the world."
Olivier Pére, Artistic Director, Locarno Film Festival



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