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Harragas (2009)
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Harragas (2009)
Original name: حراقى
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the northern Algerian port city of Mostaganem. The title refers to the hordes of refugees, the 'Harragas', who smuggle themselves out of the country via any means possible. Here we meet one such group, Rachid, Nasser and Imene who pay a smuggler, Hassan, to take them to Spain in his rickety boat. Along with a group of African and Arab migrants, they are risking all they have to cross the stormy Straits.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, against the rules, hopes, danger, human nature, corrupt officer, seaport, refugee, lost at sea, ocean, ocean or sea, rebellion, society, sea, money, beach, swimming, human trafficking, boat, desperation, murder, misery, ex cop, coast guard, compass ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, spain, mediterranean sea

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Duration: 86 min.
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The Repentant (2012)
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