Chaos reigns over an unnamed North African country, probably a former French colony. Kidnappings, robberies, murders and torture are daily occurrences where might is right and no one can be trusted. Rebels, military and police all do as they please. Under these extreme conditions a nameless doctor – played by French-Algerian comedian Ramzy Bedia – struggles to keep doing his job. Despite his drinking problem, his work ethic persists, discovers his girlfriend when she tries to convince him to leave the country.

The film focuses on the doctor as he also falls prey to the powers that be. The mobile camera not only captures the lead, but also the country’s beauty and the contrasting, brutal violence subsuming this fictional, yet simultaneously recognisable society.

International title
South Terminal
Filmmaker
Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
Country
France, Qatar
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
96’
Language
French, Arabic
Producer
Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
Production Company
Sarrazink Productions
Sales
REASON8 Films
Writer
Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
Cinematography
Irina Lubtchansky, Camille Clement
Editor
Grégoire Pontecaille
Production Design
Tony Delattre
Sound Design
Nikolas Javelle
Music
Kraja
Cast
Ramzy Bedia, Amel Brahim-Djelloul, Slimane Dazi, Salim Ameur-Zaimeche, Nabil Djedouani, Nacira Guenif, Marie Loustalot