Nordine, the son of a Moroccan miner, has grown up in Sallaumines in Northern France. His father wishes to be buried in his native village in the Atlas mountains; in order to respect the elderly man’s wishes, Nordine accompanies him on his final journey home, thereby following the path of his roots back to a country that he’s never known. Along the way, memories rise to the surface. His encounters with Mimoun, a slightly crazy man from Tangiers, and Nora, a young woman searching for new horizons, allow him to discover more about his father, about whom he knows next to nothing.
Original title: TENJA
2005 – 1h20 – Drama – France
With: Roschdy Zem, Aure Atika, Abdou Elmesnaoui