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ZABANA (2012)

Said Ould-Khélifa - Algeria


15 February 1956 : The government passed the law of using the guillotine against the Algerian nationalists condemned to death. 19 June 1956 : Ahmed Zabana, thirty years, was executed at dawn in Algiers. The blade will stop twice before beheading him at the third attempt. The man will be the first guillotined victim of the Algerian War.

Technical details

Genre: Feature film
Duration: 100 minutes
Production year: 2012
Country: Algeria
Casting: Imad Benchenni - Nicolas Pignon, Khaled Benaïssa - Laurent Gernigon Anne Richard
Script: Said Ould-Khélifa - Azzedine Mihoubi
DOP: Marc Koninckx
Editing: Jean Dubreuil
Director: Said Ould-Khélifa

His first film, White Shadows (1991), won the First Prize at the Festival d'Amiens (France). He was a journalist from 1969 to 1989 in Algeria and then in France. A theatre director, he produced many plays, including On both shores, based on the texts of Albert Camus and Kateb Yacine.