Omar m'a tuer

The pace barely lets up during a compact 85 minutes of engrossing historical dramatization.
-Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
A tight hard-hitting drama.
-David D'Arcy, SCREEN DAILY
Sami Bouajila offers a perfectly balanced performance as Raddad.
-T'cha Dunlevy, THE GAZETTE
A level-headed but gripping adaptation of the true events.
-Boyd van Hoeij, VARIETY
L'interprétation de Sami Bouajila est poignante
-Le Parisien
un film digne et prenant
-TéléCinéObs
bouleversant Sami Bouajila
-Manon Dumais, Voir
C'est vraiment la traversée des enfers d'Omar Raddad qui fascine ici, avec ce merveilleux Sami Bouajila à sa proue
-Odile Tremblay, Le Devoir
'Le film bénéficie grandement aussi de la présence de Sami Bouajila (Les témoins, Indigènes). L’acteur, sans contredit l’un des meilleurs de sa génération, livre ici une performance empreinte de subtilité, tout en laissant deviner la profonde douleur d’un homme dont la vie est complètement brisée par le système.
-Marc-André Lussier, La Presse

Synopsis

On June 24, 1991, Ghislaine Marchal was found dead in the basement of her villa in Mougins. Letters of blood read: "Omar killed me." A few days later, Omar Raddad, her gardener, is imprisoned at the prison in Grasse. He speaks little, misunderstood French, has a reputation for being quiet and serious. Therefore, it is clear the guilty. He will not leave until 7 years later; he is pardoned but still guilty in the eyes of justice. In 1994, disgusted by the verdict, writer Pierre-Emmanuel Vaugrenard believes in the innocence of Omar and conducts his own investigation while writing a book about the case.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: French
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 105 min.
Year: 2011

CREDITS

CAST
Denis Podalydès
Sami Bouajila
DIRECTED BY
Roschdy Zem

PHOTOS

Omar (Sami Bouajila). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Omar (Sami Bouajila). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Omar (Sami Bouajila). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Omar (Sami Bouajila). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Omar (Sami Bouajila). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Omar (Sami Bouajila). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Omar (Sami Bouajila). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Pierre (Denis Podalydès). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Jacques (Maurice Bénichou). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Jacques (Maurice Bénichou). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Omar (Sami Bouajila). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Pierre (Denis Podalydès). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Omar (Sami Bouajila). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Omar (Sami Bouajila). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Omar (Sami Bouajila) and Latifa (Nozha Khouadra). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.