Djihad! (2006)

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3h | Drama |  TV Movie

A hard-hitting French drama detailing the intersecting destinies of five characters whose lives cross over the current war in Iraq: three young French Arabs who each for a different reason joins a jihadi group to fight against the Americans

The lives and destinies of five French characters intersect during the Iraq War. Three young French Arabs (Cherif, Karim, and Youssef) each for a different reason joins a jihadi group to fight against the Americans. Delphine LeGuen, a 40-something French woman running an NGO in Baghdad at the outbreak of the war, gets kidnapped and held by the jihadi insurgents. Meanwhile, a mid-level French diplomat, Hugo Bessieres, uncovers French corruption of the UN Oil for Food program while gathering evidence to support his country's effort to prevent the war.

Cast Adel Bencherif, Marianne Denicourt, Saïd Taghmaoui, Thierry Frémont, Slimane Hadjar

Director Félix Olivier

Screenplay Richard Schlesinger, Félix Olivier

Cinematography Richard Dallett

Editing Yen Le Van

Production Shuki Friedman Productions, Jacques Ouaniche

Production Companies Noé Productions, Canal+ (participation), Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (participation), Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF) (participation), BE TV (participation)

Awards 

Globes de Cristal Awards, France 2007, Nominee Globe de Cristal: 

Best Television Film or Television Series: Félix Olivier | Canal+ 

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