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Zem, Roschdy

Works: 149 works in 438 publications in 7 languages and 4,227 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  Historical films  History  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Scenarist, Other, Director, Author of dialog, Adapter, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Roschdy Zem
Indigènes Days of glory ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in French and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the last years of World War II, a group of North African soldiers, largely Muslims, enlist to free France--a country they consider their motherland, even though they've never set foot in it--from the Nazis. The story is told through four characters: Abdelkader, a corporal who hopes to be promoted to sergeant; Messaoud, an ace marksman who fall in love with a beautiful Frenchwoman; Yassir, a Berber peasant who needs the money to marry off his younger brother; and Saïd, who leaves as his own father did in WWI, because he feels it's his duty. They give their all, despite getting little respect or recognition, and suffering the privations of those habitually discriminated against. These 'native' soldiers selflessly fought for a France they had never seen, and the film records their past heroics to give dignity to the generations of today and the future
Hors la loi by Rachid Bouchareb ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and Arabic and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three brothers fight for Algeria's independence from France after World War II
A bout portant by Fred Cavayé ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Samuel is a nurse working at a hospital when his pregnant wife is kidnapped before his very eyes. Knocked unconscious, he comes to and discovers that a dangerous criminal named Sartet is responsible, and if he's ever to see his wife again, he must do Sartet's bidding. Samuel quickly finds himself pitted against rival gangsters and trigger-happy police in a deadly race to save the lives of his wife and unborn child"--Container
Le petit lieutenant by Xavier Beauvois ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antoine, an ambitious young rookie cop from Normandy, joins an elite plainclothes crime unit in Paris. He is happy, but misses his wife, who prefers the countryside and has stayed behind. His co-workers, drinking buddies, and mentors include cynical veteran Mallet and Moroccan Muslim Solo. He also develops a close relationship with his supervisor, Inspector Vaudieu, a recovering alcoholic who develops maternal feelings towards Antoine. When the body of a Polish drifter is found murdered along the Seine, a seemingly routine investigation suddenly turns violent and changes Antoine's life forever
Live and become ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
About the life of an Ethiopian boy who is passed off as an African Jew to escape his ravaged country. As the years pass we follow Schlomo as he becomes a teenager growing up in Tel Aviv learning about Judaism and western values ? and falling in love. However he also has to experience the war in the country's occupied zones and some vicious prejudice when he discovers some Israelis cannot accept that Jews can also be black. With the help of a local leader he grows into an idealistic young medical student, and secretly writes letters to his real mother back home. Schlomo is forced to make the heart-wrenching decision about whether to admit to the deception that has shadowed his entire childhood
Betty Fisher et autres histoires Alias Betty by Claude Miller ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Betty is a best selling novelist who has invented her name to escape a troubled past made worse by her emotionally unstable and violent mother. When her young son is killed in an accident, her mother brings her a "replacement", a boy she kidnapped off the street
Little Senegal by Rachid Bouchareb ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After many years as a tourist guide in the Slave museum in Senegal, Alloune, 65, a widower living alone, decides to go to America in search of his ancestors, taken as y from the village 200 years ago and sold as slaves in the New World. From Charleston to Little Senegal, New York, Alloune searches for his ancestors but also for an ideal vision of an African family, only to discover a strong ostracism between African and Afro-American communities. He is embodied by his nephew Hassan, a cab driver and his girlfriend Biram, an African with modern views of love and mariage; and Ida an older woman, faced with seeing her pregnant granddaughter destroyed by drugs and life on the street. -- uniFrance
La fille de Monaco The girl from Monaco by Anne Fontaine ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A successful Parisian lawyer travels to defend an elderly widow accused of murder. The defendant's son hires a bodyguard for him, and the lawyer falls for an ambitious TV weather girl who sees him as a means to advance her career. To complicate matters, she was the bodyguard's former girlfriend, and he wants her back
Va, vis et deviens by Radu Mihaileanu ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An impoverished Ethiopian mother pushes her Christian son to pretend to be a Jewish orphan, so that he may emigrate to Israel as part of Operation Moses. As a teen, Shlomo falls in love with a white girl, Sarah, whose father is racist and disapproves of him. Later they marry, with his secret still unknown to her. When Shlomo finally tells Sarah of his past, the strains on their relationship are too great. Will they be able to reconcile his past and their present or future?
Indigènes by Rachid Bouchareb ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"1943. Ils n'avaient encore jamais foulé le sol français, mais parce que c'est la guerre, Saïd, Abdelkader, Messaoud et Yassir vont s'engager comme 130 000 autres indigènes dans l'armée française pour libérer "la mère patrie" de l'ennemi nazi. Ces héros que l'histoire a oubliés, vaincront en Italie, en Provence, et dans les Vosges, avant de se retrouver seuls à défendre un village alsacien contre un bataillon allemand
Vivre au paradis Living in paradise ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in Arabic and French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set in France in 1961-1962, during the Algerian War ... focuses on Lakhdar, an immigrant construction worker in Paris who lives in the squalid and miserable conditions of the shantytowns. He longs to see his family and brings them from Algeria to live with him in his makeshift hut--with disastrous results."--Container
Four lovers ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two couples decide to explore the boundaries of their relationships by swapping partners. What starts as a fun, free-spirited menage-a-4 experimentation full of sleepovers, shared vacations, and dinner parties soon turns into a hotbed of desire, anger, and confusion. As their arrangement leads them down an increasingly surprising and provocative path, the lovers begin to question their personal choices and lifestyles, leading to consequences none of them could foresee
Collision ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On their honeymoon in Morocco, Scott and Taylor Dolan set off on a day trip through the Sahara. When something goes terribly wrong, the couple find themselves stranded in the middle of the remote desert with no way home. Soon, lies and betrayals are revealed, and they discover that nothing happens by chance
Days of glory by Rachid Bouchareb ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tale of a 1943 WW II French Algerian Unit facing discrimination by its European counterparts due to prejudice and ignorance. The French armed forces are preparing to land troops in Europe to win back their homeland from the Axis Powers, but they cannot accomplish their task without recruiting men from their African colonies. The Africans themselves start their long journey full of hope and anticipation, but as they get closer to their goal they realize that their enemy is not necessarily the Germans
Omar m'a tuer by Roschdy Zem ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Als in Frankrijk op een muur een in bloed geschreven aanwijzing voor de dader van een moord op een rijke weduwe is aangetroffen, wordt de Marokkaanse tuinman schuldig bevonden. Na jaren onschuldig in de cel gezeten te hebben, krijgt hij hulp van een onderzoeksjournalist om zijn onschuld te bewijzen
Point blank ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in French and English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samuel, a happily married nurse working in a Paris hospital. When his very pregnant wife is kidnapped before his helpless eyes, everything falls apart. After being knocked unconscious, his cell phone rings: he has three hours to get a man under police surveillance, out of the hospital. Samuel quickly finds himself pitted against rival gangsters and trigger-happy police in a deadly race to save the lives of his wife and unborn child
36 quai des orfèvres by Olivier Marchal ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris. For some months now, a violent gang has been operating with complete disregard for the law. The head of the Judicial Police lays down a challenge to the head of the Search and Action Squad and the head of the Anti-Crime Unit: Whichever man captures the gang will replace his as head of the Criminal Investigations Department. The race begins, and the two men who were once friends, now no longer speak to one another. They have different methods, different teams, and different relationships with the same woman
Outside the law ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2011 in 4 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rachid Bouchareb writes and directs this sequel to his 2007 political drama 'Days of Glory'. Set against the backdrop of the Algerian struggle for independence from France after the Second World War, the drama follows three brothers who become separated during the massacre at Setif. Messaoud (Roschdy Zem) joins the French army and goes off to fight in Indochina. Said (Jamel Debbouze) takes his mother to live in the shanty town at Pigalle in France, where he becomes a street hustler and boxing promoter. Meanwhile, resistance fight
L'autre côté de la mer by Dominique Cabrera ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Georges Montero, an Algerian-born Frenchman (known as a pied noir) who chose to remain in Algeria after its independence from France in 1962 even though revolts against French emigrees have gotten worse, sets foot in France for the first time in the summer of 1994 to undergo a cataract operation in Paris and, while there, to visit family members who had fled during Algeria's war of independence. The young eye surgeon who treats him, Tarek Timzert, is of North African heritage, but considers himself French; he doesn't speak Arabic and has never visited the land of his ancestors, cutting himself off from his Algerian roots. The two men--one nearing retirement, the other just starting out in life-- form a mutually supportive bond, their meeting a catalyst for dealing with unsolved problems in their individual lives, and their connection to larger political questions
Camping à la ferme by Jean-Pierre Sinapi ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in French and Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Als zes jongens uit de Parijse voorsteden door de rechter naar een Frans dorpje worden gestuurd om werkzaamheden uit te voeren, worden het moeilijke tijden voor de dorpsbewoners
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Alternative Names
זם, רושדי
French (137)
English (16)
Hebrew (9)
Arabic (8)
Spanish (4)
German (1)
Multiple languages (1)