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10 Ratings

The Repentant

El taaib

Directed by Merzak Allouache
Algeria, France, 2012


Algeria, region of the high flatlands. As Islamist groups continue to spread terror, Rashid, a young Jihadist, leaves the mountains to return to his village. In keeping with the law ‘of pardon and national harmony’, he has to surrender to the police and give up his weapon.

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The Repentant Directed by Merzak Allouache

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2012 | Winner: Label Europa Cinemas

Chicago International Film Festival

2012 | Special Mention: Silver Hugo

Lumiere Awards

2014 | Nominee: Best French-Language Foreign Film

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