Paris, March 1962. The end of the Algerian War nearing, Omar, ten years old and National Liberal Front’s backpack carrier, goes on his round of collection to activists from the Turbigo network. His ideas are very clear, until the day when his “enemy” of the same age, Raphaël, repatriate form Algeria, shipwreck from history, shows up on his doorstep. Its war at recess, in the street, in the building, but the world of kids is not the world of adults. What should keep them apart ends up bringing them back together, like two faces of the same medal. Here’s Omar, a Parisian urchin, shows him France and gives this foreigner from Algeria lessons on integration. Here’s Raphaël, showing this fellagha kid, the Algeria he knows nothing about.
d’après le livre de Akli Tadjer