The Days Before
From 13 years old
France-Algeria / 2013 / 47 min / VOSTF
Original Title : Les Jours d’avant
Production : Les Loupiottes
Screenplay : Karim Moussaoui et Virginie Legeay
Interpretation : Mehdi Ramdani, Souhila Mallem, Mohammed Ghouli…
Photography : David Chambille
Editing : Julien Chigot
Sound : Arnaud Marten
In an estate in southern Algiers, in the middle of the 90’s, boredom seems to reign supreme. Djaber and Yamina are neighbours but they do not know each other. Both found it so hard to meet between boys and girls that they almost stopped dreaming about it. But within a few days, what was just a faint and faraway violence bursts right in front of them, leaving an everlasting mark on their lives.
Born in 1976 in Algeria, Karim Moussaoui directs the short film Breakfast in 2003, then What We Must Do (Ce qu’on doit faire) in 2006. Founding member of Chrysalide, a association promoting cultural events, he has already worked as first assistant on Inland, a film by Tariq Teguia. In 2011, he becomes cinema-programming director at the Algiers Cultural Institute. That same year, his feature film script En attendant les hirondelles is selected for the Méditalents writing workshop, where he meets Virginie Legeay, with whom he co-scripts The Days Before.
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