Producer: Christian Tison
Cinematography: François Kuhnel and George Lechaptois
Editing: Sylvie Gadmer
Music: Gnawa Diffusion
Yasmine is a young French woman of Algerian descent whose fiancé Rachid is in the Algerian army. Yasmine hasn't heard from Rachid in quite some time, and she grows increasingly worried. At last she decides to leave for Algeria herself to search for him. Unable to speak Arabic, she finds herself lost and unable to communicate in a country whose culture she does not share despite her Algerian heritage. She does, however, find a friend in Hakim, a jihadist who helps and protects her despite the many differences between them. Yasmine ultimately discovers that Rachid has been ambushed.
Dave Kehr, The Other World (2001) Film Review: Looking for Her Fiancé on the Dark Side of the Moon: Algeria. The New York Times (online)