Indigènes: the film that changed the image of Jamel Debbouze in cinema

Indigènes: the film that changed the image of Jamel Debbouze in cinema

France 5 is banking on a quality war film this Friday evening.

Nativeback this Friday evening on France 5, allowed Jamel Debbouze to show a more dramatic side of his acting in 2006.

Said Otmani. This is the name of the character played by Jamel Debbouze In Native. A movie of Rachid Bouchareb in which he slips into the shoes of a Second World War soldier recruited in Africa. Soldiers sent to the front line during the fighting but who were completely forgotten when the Allies won.

A role which allowed the entire cast to win a collective acting prize at Cannes that year: Jamel Debbouze was honored alongside Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila and Bernard Blancan for this film praised by Première à its exit. Here is our review.

“The documentary virtues ofNative, undeniable, address our consciences. Rachid Bouchareb wanted it that way. He wrote it, shows it and claims it. For this, the film goes beyond the framework of cinema. Still. Native is first and foremost a dignified war film, shot spectacularly. With strong characters, comrades in arms brought together for different motivations to whom we immediately become attached. They have their own weaknesses, their faith and their courage to convince us.

They also have great actors working for them. Beyond the speech, Rachid Bouchareb did not miss his shot. The casting, which had to be assembled, is impeccable. So much so that we forget (and this is the first time) the comedian Jamel Debouzze to discover the little Saïd who slept in him. So much so, it must be remembered, that the five actors ofNative received, at Cannes, a prize for interpretation that could not be more legitimate.”

The troublemaker discovered on Radio Nova before exploding on Canal + began his career far from war films with political significance.

He took his first steps in the cinema in 1996 in the comedy The Two Dads and the Mom of Smaïn And Jean-Marc Longval. Comedy is what brings him to the big screen. After Zozon of Laurent Bouhnik in 1998 then The Sky, the birds and your mother of Djamel Bensalahhe plays a touching grocer in The fabulous destiny of Amelie Poulain of Jean-Pierre Jeunetbefore playing the architects in Asterix and Obelix mission Cleopatra ofAlain Chabat. He continues with The ball of Frédéric Forestier, The Car Keys of Laurent Baffie, She hates me of Spike Lee And Angel-A of Luc Besson.

Films far from the horror of the Second World War and the discrimination that veterans had to face “native”.

This powerful work attracted more than 3 million spectators to theaters in 2006, then received the César for best screenplay. Since this success, Jamel has continued to alternate between family comedies, such as On the Marsupilami's trail Or Alad'2and more dramatic projects, with a social impact such as Tell me about the rain, Born somewhere Or The cow. He also moved into directing with the animated film Why didn't I eat my father?in 2015.

This year it will be on display in Mercato, by Tristan Séguéla, recently noticed for his Netflix series Tapie. Without forgetting his reunion with the H team for a brand new show on Canal+.

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