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El Taaib

Director : Merzak Allouache
Production year : 2012
Nationality : France

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.

El Taaib
Europa Cinemas Label

Release Dates

Country Release date Local title
France 2013/04/10 Le Repenti
Netherlands 2013/03/28 El Taaib
Algeria El Taaib
United Kingdom The Repentant

Circulation of the film in the network until 2021

65 Number of cinemas
7 Number of countries

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