Chronique des Années de Braise (Chronicle of the Years of Fire) (Algeria: 1975)


Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina

Cast list

Ahmed: Yorgo Voyagis

Le contour feu: Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina

La femme: Leila Shenna

L'ami: Cheikh Nourredine

Le contremaître de la carrière: François Maistre


Writing: Rachid Boudjedra, Tewfik Fares, and Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina

Cinematography: Marcello Gatti

Music: Philippe Arthuys


This film is set in the years preceding the Algerian War for Independence from World War II to the beginning of the revolution. It follows the life of a peasant named Ahmad who eventually leaves his dry, struggling village to participate in the war. The narrative is divided into six chapters: The Years of Ashes, the Years of Embers, the Years of Fire, the Year of the Cart, the Year of the Massacre, and November 11, 1954.


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