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Omar killed Me (Omar m'a tuer)

Omar killed Me (Omar m'a tuer)
  • 2011
  • France
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Roschdy Zem
  • Written by: Olivier Gorce, Roschdy Zem
  • Cast: Sami Bouajila, Denis Podalydès, Maurice Bénichou
  • Language: French

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Actor Roschdy Zem (Days of Glory, Point Blank) establishes himself as an impressive all-round filmmaker with this urgent dramatisation of true events. In June 1991, wealthy widow Ghislaine Marchal was found beaten to death in the basement of her villa in the South of France. There was no forensic evidence, no witnesses and just one major clue written in the victim's blood: 'Omar killed me'. Omar was a young Moroccan gardener who considered Ghislaine as a second mother. French justice considered him the prime suspect and his trial exposed a country rife with prejudice and racism. This compelling courtroom drama features a gripping lead performance from Sami Bouajila as Omar. Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2012: European Cinema.

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