Ce que le jour doit à la nuit

TitleCe que le jour doit à la nuit
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsArcady, Alexandre
Running Time162 minutes
Date Released12 Sep. 2001
Publication LanguageFrench

Algeria under French colonization, in the 1930s. Younes is 9 years old when he is put in the care of his uncle, a pharmacist in the city of Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the kids of Rio Salado and becomes their friend. In the gang, there is Emilie, the girl whom everyone falls for. A great love takes root between Jonas and Emilie, but it will soon be troubled by the revolution that will shake the country in 1954.


Nora Arnezeder: Émilie

Fu'ad Aït Aattou: Younès / Jonas

Anne Parillaud: Madame Cazenave

Vincent Perez: Juan Rucillio

Anne Consigny: Madeleine

Mohamed Fellag: Mohamed

Nicolas Giraud: Fabrice


Alexandre Arcady: Director

Yasmina Khadra: author of the novel by the same name

Daniel Saint-Hamont: Screenplay



Translated TitleWhat the Day Owes the Night
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