Zabana!

TitleZabana!
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsKhelifa, Said Ould
Running Time107 min
Date Released2012
CountryAlgeria
Publication Languagearabic, french
Abstract

This film focuses on Ahmed Zabana, a national Algerian hero, and corrupt French colonial policies before the Algerian War for Independence. Zabana's actions as part of the National Liberation Front land him in prison, where he interacts with a range of different French nationals and Algerians. His execution made him a martyr. 

Cast

Khaled Benaïssa

Imad Benchenni

Abdelkader Djeriou

Laurent Gernigon

Corrado Invernizzi

Nicolas Pignon

Credits

Directed by Saïd Ould Khelifa

Produced by Yacine Laloui

Written by Azzedine Mihoubi

Cinematography by Marc Koninckx

Genre

Drama

Full Text

See Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers; Zabana's execution begins that film. The movie also assumes viewers have knowledge of colonial Algeria, the war, and French policies. 

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