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Nouri Bouzid: Making of... Kamikaze


Price: 17.90 EUR


25-year-old Bahta (Lotfi Abdelli) dreams of a career as a break-dancer, but break-dancing hasn't got a high reputation in Tunisia, the police scares the dancers away. Bahta's attempt to flee to Europe fails, as the Iraque war starts. Frustrated and without perspective he gets in contact with a terrorist group. As they recruit him, behind the character Bahta the actor Lotfi Abdelli emerges and blames the director for manipulating him. He says, he wanted to play a dancer, not a terrorist. The setting is unmasked as a set, the plot as a film, fiction and reality become blurry.

Awards and Festivals

  • Kartago Filmfestival 2007 (Tunesien): Bester Film “Golden Tanit”, bester Schauspieler, beste Schauspielerin
  • FESPACO 2007 (Burkina Faso): Preis der COE und bester Schauspieler
  • Tribeca Film Festival 2007 (New York): Bestes Drehbuch, bester Schauspieler
  • Taormina Film Festival 2007 (Italien): Bester Film „Tauro d’Oro“, bester Schauspieler
  • Oran International Film Festival 2007 (Algerien): Bester Film: “Golden Hoggar”
  • Französische Filmtage Tübingen 2007
  • Filmfest Hamburg 2007
  • Jenseits von Europa X, Köln 2008
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