Le soleil assassiné (The assassinated sun)

Abdelkrim BAHLOUL

Release date in Belgium – November 2004

Running time: 85 min.


Cast: Charles BerlingMehdi DehbiAlexis Loret







Based on actual events that occurred in Algeria. Ten years after the 1962 liberation of Algeria, many “pied-noir” (French colonials born in Algeria) stayed on in the country they saw as home. One of the most prominent was Senac, a distinguished poet and radio broadcaster with a large following. The fact that he was gay and stood for a liberal approach to the arts made him a marked man among sections of the homophobic police force that essentially ran the country.

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