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Chronicale of the smoldering years
Directed by Mohamed Lakhdar-Hamina (1975)
Palme d’Or at the Cannes Festival 1975
In the competition for the Best Foreign Language Film Award 1975
Actors : Jorgo Voyagis, Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Sid Ali Kouiret, Larbi Zekkal, Nadia Talbi, Leila Shenna, Hassan El Hassani
Screenwritten : Mohamed Lakhdar-Hamina
Picture : Marcello Gatti et Andreas Winding
Music : Philippe Arthuys
Running Time : 175 minutes
Procedure : Eastman color
Format : 35 mm Scope Panavision
Sound : Stéréo
Version : Original, French, original subtitled French and original subtitled English.
Chronical Embers Years is composed of 6 sections :
1. The Ash Years
2. The Ambers Years.
3. The Fire Years.
4. The Cart Years.
5. The Charging Years.
6. November 11th, 1954.
The Phœnix takes a long time to reappear of its ashes than to perish. This chronicle is in a certain manner, that of this rebirth.
This film whose history starts in 1939 and finishes on November 11, 1954, does not claim to tell all the history of the Algerian revolution. Through historical reference marks, it tries to explain how and why the Algerian Revolution started on November 1, 1954.
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