El Taaib

Director : Merzak Allouache

Production year : 2012

Country : France

Cast : Adila Bendimerad, Khaled Benaissa, Nabil Asli.

Synopsis : 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. He thus receives amnesty and becomes a ‘repentant’. But the law cannot erase his crimes and for Rashid it is the beginning of a one-way journey of violence, secrets and manipulation.

Country Release date Titles
Algeria El Taaib
France 2013-04-10 Le Repenti
United Kingdom The Repentant
Netherlands 2013-03-28 El Taaib




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