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Directed by Souad El-Bouhati
France, Morocco, 2001


Ali, an old Moroccan immigrant, has worked and lived alone in France for decades. Now that he is going on retirement he feels scared to die far from his native land but just as frightened to return to Morocco, for having lost contact with what the country has become.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2000 | Winner: Kodak Short Film Award

César Awards

2001 | Winner: Best Short Film