The New Waves


Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche | France | 2019 | 96 min.
O.V in French and Arabic subtitled in English and Spanish

Condensing the identity and conflicts of the Mediterranean countries that were once under the colonial yoke, Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche elaborates a powerful allegory without geographical or temporal coordinates, a minimalist political thriller that takes its inspiration from the Costa Gavras de Z. In a city immersed in armed conflict, a doctor (the pessimistic reverse of the protagonist of The Plague of Camus) tries to do his duty despite the threats he receives. But it is difficult to avoid such a cycle of violence without being swallowed up by it.


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Direction: Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
Script: Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
Cinematography: Irina Lubtchansky, Camille Clément
Editing: Grégoire Pontecaille
Sound: Nikolas Javelle
Cast: Ramzy Bédia, Amel Brahim-Djelloul, Slimane Dazi
Production: Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Sarah Sobol
Production Company: Sarrazink Productions

Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche

Born in Algeria in 1966, he moved with his parents to France in 1968. He studied Humanities, and in 1999 founded the production company Sarrazink Productions. Since his debut in 2001 with the feature film Wesh Wesh, qu'est-ce qui se passe? which was awarded with the Louis-Delluc Prize, also celebrated at Entrevues Belfort, he has released five other films that have been acclaimed at festivals such as Cannes and the Berlinale. He has also been honored with the Jean Vigo Prize for his film Les Chants de Mandrin. Terminal Sud, his latest film, premiered at the Locarno Film Festival.