The Desert Ark

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The Desert Ark

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The Desert Ark

Release Date: January 28, 1998

Year    :   1998
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   CNC
Director    :   Mohamed Chouikh
Producers    :   Klaus J. Gerke, Nadjet Taibouni, Rachid Diguer, Mustapha Boudoya, Brahim Tizeggaghine, Thomas Kroh, Sandrine Vernet
Writers    :   Mohamed Chouikh, Djamila Benferhat
RunTime    :   87 mins.

The Desert Ark (L'Arche du Desert), a variation on Romeo and Juliet set in the Algerian desert. A young couple must face inevitable conflict when their rival families discover their secret love. Taking refuge in a cave, they listen to the sounds of a senseless campaign of violence and murder, which is the culmination of the extremism that has long divided their two communities. Nominated for the Golden Leopard at the 1997 Locarno Film Festival.

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