Issa Serge Coelo
Produced by Pierre Javeaux, Issa Serge Coelo, and Pierre Chevalier
Written by Issa Serge Coelo, Ismael Ben-Cherrif, and Pierre Guillaume
Music by Khalil Chahine
Cinematography by Jean-Jacques Mrejen
Edited by Catherine Schwartz
The film is about two young friends, Koni and Djimi, whose lives are interuppted when the central government enters suddenly into their village, forcing the villagers into paying new taxes to help fight the civil war. This results in the death of a government official, and the following burning of the village and massacre of its inhabitants. The two characters find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.
Postcolonial Images: Studies in North African Film by Roy Armes