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6 Ratings

Ramparts of Clay

Remparts d’argile

France, Algeria, 1970


In 1962, change comes to a Tunisian village on the edge of the Sahara. An entrepreneur sets up a salt mine, hiring village men. When he pays only half the wages agreed upon, they sit down in a field of rocks. The boss calls the army, who encircle the strikers.

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Ramparts of Clay Directed by Jean-Louis Bertuccelli

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1971 | Winner: OCIC Award - Recommendation (Forum of New Cinema)

Prix Jean Vigo

1971 | Winner: Feature Film

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