This movie is a odyssey of sorts. Both Zano, played by Romain Duris, and Naima (Lubna Azabal)
live in France, but have ties that draw them back to Algeria. The film follows their slow but
determined trip southward.
Since they are traveling without funds--or even a map--they naturally need help from others
along the way. These interactions with the people they meet on the road are fascinating.
The two characters are not exactly role models for today's youth, but you have to admire
their tenacity and their unwillingness to turn back.
Cannes Festival 2004 award for Tony Gatlif (the best director).