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TIMGAD




Archaeologist Jamel goes too Algeria to excavate ruins near the old Roman city Timgad. Once he’s there, he became the trainer of the local soccer club ‘La Juventus de Timgad’ for a while. He can rely on eleven players of 12 years old: boys who live dull lives, who doesn’t own shirts nor shoes, but have an abundant amount of talent. But their best player turns out to be a girl. Between the remains of the Antiquity Jamel discovers weird twists of origins and a faltering Algeria looking for reconcilement… as soccer champion. A light movie about gender equality and (religious) tolerance. A simple but also touching comedy.


Arabic speaking / Dutch subtitle
 
 

 
DIRECTOR: Fabrice Benchaouche
France, 2016, 101 minutes