Director Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche / 2008 / France, Algeria

<p><strong>A gentle comedy at the crossroads of manual labour and religious belief.</strong></p>

<p>On the outskirts of Paris, Algerian and French cultures clash in a bleak industrial zone, where stacks of pallets are prepared and trucks are fixed by hard-working Muslim immigrants. Factory owner Mao runs a tight ship; a strict employer, he manages to keep his workers on side by building a mosque on the premises, emphasising the connection between labour and devotion.<br /><br />But when he appoints an Imam - a mosque leader - without consulting the workers, the tensions created weaken Mao's grandiose designs and threaten to put an end to his exploitation.<br /><br />"A microcosm of Muslim immigrant hopes and tensions." - <em>Variety<br />

<br /></em>D/P Rabah Ameur-Za&iuml;meche S Rabah Ameur-Za&iuml;meche, Louise Thermes WS UMedia L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008/93mins</p>

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