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Villa Jasmin

Directed by Férid Boughedir

France | 87 minutes | 2008

French and Arabic with English subtitles

Twenty years after he had to leave Tunis as a child, Serge Boccara goes in search of traces of his childhood with his fiancée in 1976. At his parents’ grave and in their former home, the Villa Jasmin, he delves into the history of his Jewish family. At the heart of his memories is his father, who came from an eminent Sephardic family, joined the socialist movement, and fought for the independence of Tunisia. After the German invasion, he was deported to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. This film tells of the life of Tunisian Jews from the early to mid-20th century and provides insight into the little-known period of the German occupation in Tunisia.
Director Férid Boughedir
Countries of Production France
Year of Presentation 2008
Language(s) French and Arabic with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 87 minutes
Principal Cast Arnaud Giovaninetti, Elsa Mollien, Clément Sibony
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