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The film toured several film festivals around the world and won several awards, including the Best Short Film at the Max Ophüls Preis in Germany.
It screened on OSN Yahala Cinema and OSN?s new streaming platform
Sacrilège Poster
2017/ Switzerland - France14 min/ Drama
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Saoud is the king of his neighborhood in Saint Etienne, France. A rumor comes up that he might have stolen money from the local mosque. Saoud faces a violent series of accusations which will lead to his fall and exile.
Mehdi Djaadi
Kamel Kheroufi
Sofiane Ziani
Camille Constantin
Screenwriter: Christophe M. Saber
DOP: Dino Berguglia
Editor: Kostas Makrinos
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Production Company(ies)
Box Productions
Salaud Morisset
Elodie Brunner
François Morisset
Elena Tatti
film festivals
Asiana International Short Film Competition, Korea
Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece
Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
IKUSKA | Muestra Internacional de Cortometraje de la Bahía de Pasaia, Spain
Nuit du Court Métrage de Lausanne, Switzerland
Linea d'Ombra Festival, Italy
Max Ophüls Festival, Germany
Solothurn Film Festival, Switzerland
Festival Européen du Court Métrage de Bordeaux, France
Sophisticated Film Festival, France
BioBioCine, Festival de Cine de Concepción, Chile
International Film Festival of Lanzarote, Spain
Nashville Film Festival, USA
Fastnet International Film Festival, Ireland
Brooklyn Film Festival, USA
Le Court Nous Tient, France
Festival Ecran Libre, France
Leiden International Short Film Festival (LISFE), Netherlands
Extérieur Nuit, France
Festival du Cinéma Européen de Lille, France
Alexandria Short Film Festival, Egypt
Arab Film Festival (AFF), USA
Brest European Short Film Festival, France
Bucharest International Film Festival, Romania
BUFF International Film Festival, Sweden
Cinema Jove - Valencia International Film Festival, Spain Contis International Film Festival, France
Urban Films Festival, France
Trophees Francophones du Cinema,
THESS International Short Film Festival, Greece
Riverside International Film Festival, USA
Leiden International Short Film Experience, The Netherlands
Lanzarote International Film Festival,Spain
Curtas Festival do Imaxinario, Spain
Durban International Film Festival, South Africa
Festival des cinémas arabes à Paris, France
FIFOG, Switzerland
International Izmir Short Film Festival, Turkey
film awards
Best Short Film at the Max Ophüls Preis, Germany
Special Jury Mention at the Extérieur Nuit, France
Best Actor at the Festival du Cinéma Européen de Lille, France
Festival Award at Alexandria Short Film Festival, Egypt
Urban Films Festival Award at Urban Films Festival, France