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Blame It on Voltaire (2000)

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2h 10min
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Like Voltaire's Candide in his eponymous novel, Jallel (Sami Bouajila), a young North-African man, dreaming of better prospects, immigrates illegally to France. He struggles at first as he is unable to find work and finds it difficult to make friends. But soon he gets to sell fruits in the underground, albeit illegally. He also makes some new friends and then falls in love. But his dreams of success remain unrealised as he comes to discover and share the solidarity of the other outcasts going from one encounter to the other, making his way through Paris, from hostels to immigrant aid societies and social welfare groups, living among the excluded and the destitute.
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Abdellatif Kechiche
La Faute à Voltaire / It's Voltaire's Fault / Poetical Refugee
France, Drama

2000 Venice Film Festival Lion of the Future

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Not released
Run Time:
130 minutes

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