Omar, an unstable and lonely teenager, lives in a slum in the suburbs of the Algerian port city of Mostaganem. He is addicted to a well-known psychotropic – Artane, nicknamed ‘Madame Courage’, which is very popular among young Algerians for its euphoric effect of invincibility. Omar is a specialist in snatching. This morning, he goes downtown to go about his usual larceny. His first prey is a young girl named Selma, who is walking with her friends, prominently wearing a gold necklace. As he commits his crime, their eyes meet.
|international title:||Madame Courage|
|original title:||Madame Courage|
|directed by:||Merzak Allouache|
|cast:||Adlane Djemil, Lamia Bezouaoui, Leïla Tilmatine, Abdellatif Benahmed, Mohamed Takerret|
|production:||Neon Productions, Baya Films (DZ)|
|backing:||CNC, FDATIC (DZ), Doha Film Institute|