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by Gianni Amelio


We follow Jacques Comery as he travels back to Algeria in 1957, a place full of childhood memories. The country is split between those wanting to remain a part of France, and those demanding independence. Reminiscences of his mother, his stern grandmother and a young Arab boy come flooding back.

international title: The First Man
original title: Le Premier Homme (Il primo uomo)
country: France, Italy
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Gianni Amelio
film run: 98'
release date: IT 20/04/2012, FR 27/03/2013
screenplay: Gianni Amelio
cast: Maya Sansa, Jacques Gamblin, Denis Podalydès, Régis Romele, Catherine Sola, Ulla Baugué
cinematography by: Yves Cape
film editing: Carlo Simeoni
art director: Arnaud de Moléron
costumes designer: Patricia Colin
music: Franco Piersanti
producer: Riccardo Tozzi, Marco Chimenz, Giovanni Stabilini, Bruno Pésery, Philippe Carcassone
production: Soudaine Compagnie, Cattleya, France 3 Cinéma, Maison de Cinéma
backing: Eurimages
distributor: 01 Distribution, Paradis Films
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