Ajyal Film Festival 2024

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


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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