Le porteur de cartable (The backpack's carrier)

Broadcast: France 2 / 3 mars 2003

90 min

 

Synopsis

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.

 

Credits

Producer

Ego Productions
Pascale Breugnot

Casting

Yannis Belal

Pablo Valero

Hammou Graia

Lisa Martino

Julien Sarfati

Julie Depardieu

Director

Caroline Huppert

Writers

Caroline Huppert

d’après le livre de Akli Tadjer

Executive Producer

Pascal Wyn

Casting Director

Nora Habib

Photography

Paco Wiser

Sound

Denis Martin

Set

Tony Egry

Editing

Aurique Delannoy-Langlois