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France, 2013, HDCAM - Color - 18

DIRECTED BY:
Mahi Bena

CAST:
Ichem Saibi, Farid Larbi, Jean-Claude Tran, Yannick Laurent

SCREENPLAY:
Mahi Bena

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Olivier Guerbois

EDITING:
Stratos Gabrielidis

MUSIC:
Vincent Jacq

SOUND:
Nicolas Titeux / Yves Bagot

PRODUCER:
Mahi Bena

PRODUCTION:
Insomniak Films

WORLD SALES:
Insomniak Films

STORY DESCRIPTION:

Slimane leaves the office for foreign students. He comes to learn that the renewal his residence permit was refused. His friend Mehdi has a solution: a marriage of convenience. He said that money is not a problem. Slimane must agree to work with him in his illegal business and may well repay what this wedding will cost. Slimane refuses at first, but when he sees his boss manhandling and his situation worsening, he will have doubts about these convictions. Will he give in to temptation?
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

My name is Mahieddine Benabed (aka Mahi Bena), I was born in Oran/Algeria on November 9th, 1974.I did all my studies and my life in Algeria to the famous November 12, 2001 when I set foot for the first time in France. Since I'm in France, I wrote many short films: "Boomerang: the short", "The Third Voice", "The Escort", "A Patriot", "Who Wins Loses ..." and recently "Last-Ditch". I wrote a very ambitious script called: "AMBUSH: Chronicles of an unnamed war" which the scene takes place during the bloody decade hit Algeria since more than ten years. The film chronicles the last two weeks of a platoon of soldiers during a sweep operation in the mountains of western Algeria. The script is already written and was one of 20 selected scenarios for the benefit of using CNC "promise new talent." The theme is not accidental because in addition to the fact that I am Algerian, I was a student pilot fighter in the Algerian air force for more than two years. Experience related in "Memoirs of a Bad Soldier" the Short story was published by Editions bus shelter in October 2003. This project is dear to my heart even more than the facts in this story are indeed real and have been told by people around me who participated in the vast sweep Sayef El Hadjadj (sword of El Hadjadj). Operation by the combined forces (Army, GLD, Police and Municipal Police) in the period from late 1999 to early 2000. The events recounted in my screenplay happen in the margins of this operation.The short film "AT ALL COSTS", was released in 2012 and began a successful career in various festivals. He has also won several awards and honors In the month of April, I made my first short film entitled "LAST-DITCH". This story is taken from the feature film project "BOOMERANG".2013 : Last-Ditch as Writer/Director/Producer 2012 : At All Costs as Writer

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