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Bik Eneich / A SON

Drama | Tunisia / France / Lebanon / Qatar | 2019 | 96 MIN. 
BY Mehdi M. Barsaoui


Tunisia, summer 2011. The holiday to Southern country ends in disaster for Fares, Meriem and their 10-year old son Aziz when he is accidentally shot in an ambush. His injury will change their lives as Aziz needs a liver transplant, which leads to the discovery of a long-buried secret. Will Aziz and their relationship survive?

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Cast Sami Bouajila, Najla Ben Abdallah, Youssef Khemiri
Writer / Director Mehdi M. Barsaoui
Cinematography Antoine Herbelé 
Sound Lucas Herbelé
Art Direction Sophie Abdelkefi
Editing Camille Toubkis
Re-recording mix Elory Humez
Music Amine Bouhafa
Produced by Dolce Vita Films, Cinétéléfilms (Tunisia) and 13 Productions (France)
Co-produced by Metafora Production, Sunnyland Film, Shortcut Films, Jour2Fête
Supported by CNC, CNCI, Région PACA, OIF, AFAC.
International sales JOUR2FÊTE
Producers Habib Attia, Marc Irmer, Chantal Fischer
Co-producers Anas Azrak, Sarah Chazelle, Faycal Hassairi, Antoine Khalife, Etienne Ollagnier, Cyrille Perez, Gilles Perez, Myriam Sassine, Georges Schoucair
Associate Producer Michael Henrichs
Selected festival and awards
Cairo International Film Festival UNFPA Award
Cairo International Film Festival Salah Abu Seif Award – Best Artistic Contribution
Cairo International Film Festival Saad Eldin Wahba Award – Best Arabic Film
Hainan International Film Festival Golden Coconut for the Best Actor
Hainan International Film Festival Golden Coconut for the Best Screenwriter
Hamburg Film Festival Young Talent Award – Best Feature Film
Venice Film Festival Venice Horizons Award – Best Actor for Sami Bouajila