Living in Paradise

105 min | Drama,

Co-production

Director: Bourlem Guerdjou

Producer: Jean Bréhat & Rachid Bouchareb

Co-producer: Bjørn Eivind Aarskog

Featuring: Fadila Belkebla, Roschdy Zem, Omar Bekhaled, Farida Rahouadj, Ramzi Brari.

Camera: Georges Lechaptois

Editor: Sandrine Deegen

Language: Arabic / French with english subtitles

Production year: 1998

Algerian Oscar Candidate 1998

Winner of six Awards 1998

Promo pictures

Set in France in 1961-1962 during the Algerian War, Living In Paradise is a thought-provoking examination of the lives of North African immigrants trying to find a place in the social system of Western Europe.

1961-1962, the Algerian War is under way, Lakhdar, an immigrant construction worker, lives in the Nanterre shantytown which is 3km away from Paris. He can no longer bear living alone, far from his family in Southern Algeria. Once he succeeds in bringing them to France, he starts looking for a decent apartment. Just as he is about to reach his goal, at the cost of a betrayal, history strikes back at him...

Written By: L.H. Wong

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