L’autre côté de la mer

L'altra costa [t.l.]
Directed by Dominique CabreraItalian title: L'altra costa [t.l.]
France / 1997 / 89'
Claude Brasseur (Georges Montero), Roschdy Zem (Tarek Timzert), Catherine Hiegel (Maria), Marthe Villalonga (Marinette), Slimane Benaïssa (Boualem), Antoinette Moya (Claudine)

Georges Montero, an Algerian-born Frenchman, manages an olive canning factory in Oran. He travels to Paris for a cataract operation. Marinette, his sister, and Belka, his friend and a recent immigrant, want him to return to France permanently. Friction develops between the two friends as Georges is pressured to sell his factory. Friendship developed between Georges and his surgeon, who as a French Arab has severed ties with his culture and country of origin.

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