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Miguel A. Reina's rating of the film Abou Leila

[Filmin] The beginning is reminiscent of the cinema of Jacques Audiard. The director uses tempo and suspense masterfully. Later, this searching of a terrorist through the desert shows the portrait of a man with psychological scars. Algeria, 90s, the "dark decade". Certainly you don't need two hours to tell this story. But we find powerful images and profound messages: "People say this country is a madhouse."