Les diseurs de vérité 

Les diseurs de vérité

Algerian journalist Sahafis’ attitude towards life and his satirically written columns caused several assaults on his life. When Sahafi visits the Netherlands to give a lecture, he discusses his position in life with his friend Madjid. Madjid urges him to stay in the Netherlands to apply for political asylum. Sahafi returns to Algeria and while considering his friends’ urgent request, he is killed in a renewed attack. From this moment, time is set still to create two worlds in which Sahafi could have lived both.

Directed by 

Karim Traïdia


Written by 

Karim Traïdia


  • Year 
  • 2001
  • Length 
  • 80'
  • Language 
  • French, Arabic, Dutch, English
  • Cast 
  • Sid Ahmed Agoumi Meziane, Karim Traïdia, Monic Hendrickx, Jaap Spijkers
  • Producer(s) 
  • Frans van Gestel, Jeroen Beker
  • Co-producer(s) 
  • NPS
  • Director of Photography 
  • Jacques Laureys
  • Production design 
  • Anne Winterink
  • Editor 
  • Chris Teerink
  • Casting 
  • Kemna Casting
  • Sound design 
  • Marco Vermaas
  • Film Music 
  • Fons Merkies

    Credits are not contractual

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