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10 Ratings

The Rooftops


Directed by Merzak Allouache
Algeria, France, 2013


A man is tortured because he doesn’t want to sign a mysterious document, under the cynical gaze of someone who is in reality very close to him. Only the little girl of an intransigent family tries to have a “normal” relationship with her uncle, shut up in a cage on the roof for reasons kept secret.

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The Rooftops Directed by Merzak Allouache

Awards & Festivals

Lumiere Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best French-Language Foreign Film

Abu Dhabi Film Festival

2013 | Winner: Best Director from the Arab World (Narrative Competition)

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