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    TALE OF CINEMA

    KEUK JANG JEON

    Country : SOUTH KOREA, FRANCE

    KILOMÈTRE ZÉRO
    In Competition – Feature Films

    KILOMETRE ZERO

    Directed by : Hiner SALEEM

    Year of production : 2005 Country : FRANCE, KURDISTAN Length : 91 minutes

    Synopsis

    Iraq, 1988. Young husband and father Ako is forced to join Saddam Hussein's army. The unwilling soldier dreams of fleeing the country, but his wife Selma refuses to leave while her old bedridden father is still alive. Ako is sent away to the frontline of the Iran-Iraq War, where he experiences not only the reality of war, but also abuse due to his Kurdish background. The desperate man considers drastic measures for a fast ticket home. Ako thinks it's his lucky day when he receives orders to escort the return of a fellow soldier's corpse to his family. But his driver turns out to be an anti-Kurd Arab. With flag-wrapped coffin in tow, the mismatched duo prepares for an unexpected voyage across the majestic Iraqi landscape. Ako won't miss his chance to trick the driver into heading north towa

    Official11.05.05 . 00:00 AM

    Press conference : Kilometre zero (Kilomètre zéro)

    Credits

    - Director

    - Script / Dialogue

    - Cinematography

    - Set decorator

    - Music

    - Film Editor

    - Sound

    Casting

    - Chauffeur taxi

    - Ako

    - Salma

    Film poster © DR

    Further information

    Press area See the programme

    Contacts

    Production

    MEMENTO FILMS PRODUCTION / LA CINEFACTURE - MEMENTO FILMS PRODUCTION LA CINEFACTURE 40, rue de Paradis 75010 Paris FRANCE - T: 33 1 47 70 19 99 - F: 33 1 47 70 21 22 - www.memento-films.com

    HINER SALEEM PRODUCTIONS - KURDISTAN

    Distribution

    MEMENTO FILMS DISTRIBUTION - T: +33 (0)1 53 34 90 30 - www.memento-films.com - julie@memento-films.com

    French press

    LAURENCE GRANEC, KARINE MENARD - T: +33 (0)1 47 20 36 66 - LAURENCE GRANEC - lgranec@club-internet.fr

    International press

    RICHARD LORMAND - T: +33 1 48 0451 73 - www.filmpressplus.com - RICHARD LORMAND - IntlPress@aol.com

    International sales

    MEMENTO FILMS INTERNATIONAL - T: +33 (0)1 53 34 90 20 - http://international.memento-films.com - marie.foulon@memento-films.com

    In Competition – Feature Films Hiner SALEEM

    KILOMETRE ZERO

    Iraq, 1988. Young husband and father Ako is forced to join Saddam Hussein's army. The unwilling soldier dreams of fleeing the country, but his wife Se...
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