Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

Omar Killed Me (Omar m'a tuer)

Arab Feature Competition

للترجمة العربية اضغط على

Roschdy Zem / Feature Narrative / France, Morocco / 2011 / 84 min / Colour / 35 mm
In Arabic, French / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Biography, Based on a True Story, Court Drama
MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.


The film tracks the investigation of a gardener wrongly convicted for the murder of his employer, a rich heiress. A journalist convinced of his innocence defends his case, uncovering one of the most shocking violations of justice in the last 20 years. The film explores a universal problem – that there are two standards of justice in the world: one for the powerful and one for the poor.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Roschdy Zem is a French actor, writer and director of Moroccan descent. He won a best actor award at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival for his role in “Days of Glory”. He has starred in more than 30 films and his films as writer/director are “Bad Faith” and “Omar Killed Me”.


Roschdy Zem
Roschdy Zem, Olivier Gorce
Tessalit Productions, Jean Bréhat, Rachid Bouchareb
Monica Coleman
Executive Producer
Muriel Merlin
Mars Films, France 2 Cinema, Hole In One, Soread-2M, SNRT(MAROC)
Alexandre Azaria
Jéerôome Almeras
Tessalit Productions
Sami Bouajila, Denis Podalydèes, Maurice Benichou, Salomé Stévenin

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