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Wanderers of the Desert (1984)

El-haimoune (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 30 April 1986 (France)
A teacher is assigned to a remote desert village that is obsessed with a mysterious buried treasure and whose children are cursed to wander the desert.


Nacer Khemir


Nacer Khemir
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Credited cast:
Nacer Khemir Nacer Khemir
Soufiane Makni Soufiane Makni
Noureddine Kasbaoui Noureddine Kasbaoui
Sonia Ichti Sonia Ichti
Hedi Daoud Hedi Daoud
Hassen Khalsi Hassen Khalsi
Abdelazim Abdelhack Abdelazim Abdelhack
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jamila Ourabi Jamila Ourabi
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A teacher is assigned to a remote desert village that is obsessed with a mysterious buried treasure and whose children are cursed to wander the desert.

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Pure Poetry In A Dreamlike Tale That Could Last A 1001 Years...
21 May 2008 | by wobelixSee all my reviews

Tunisia has yet to reveal (much) more of her many wonders of Art to the world, but nonetheless the work of Nacer Khemir must be one of their crowning achievements.

This poet, writer & cineast has created a truly grand film with his WANDERERS OF THE DESERT, which makes one hunger after the other two installments of his 'desert-trilogy'. Judging by the superb acting which the entire cast shows, Khemir must be a fantastic director !

In a well balanced pace Khemir shows us past & present, myths & everyday life & legends, life & death and much beyond that. This epic in a forgotten village is not into finding answers, but the questions which are raised are truly wonderful.

The ever-present desert is breathtakingly beautiful, and enhances the atmosphere of mystery that surrounds this saga from beginning till the end.

It is hard to single out something in this beautiful film, but if something may be highlighted, it must be the costume department. What eye for detail, what a profound feeling for richness and diversity, without ever going over the top ! But then again, this could be said about all the aspects of this rich and glorious film.

Thank you, Nacer Khemir !! Where can I find your books !

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