Omar Killed Me

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Omar Killed Me
Directed by Roschdy Zem
Produced by Rachid Bouchareb
Jean Bréhat
Written by Jean-Marie Rouart
Starring Sami Bouajila
Cinematography Jérôme Alméras
Edited by Monica Coleman
Release dates
  • 22 June 2011 (2011-06-22)
Running time
85 minutes
Country France
Language French, Arabic

Omar Killed Me (French: Omar m'a tuer) is a 2011 drama film directed by Roschdy Zem.[1] The film has been selected as the Moroccan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.[2][3] On January 18, 2012, the film was named as one of the nine shortlisted entries for the Oscars.[4] Zem, Olivier Gorce, Rachid Bouchareb and Olivier Lorelle were collectively nominated for the 2012 Best Writing (Adaptation) César Award and Sami Bouajila was nominated as Best Actor.[5]


The film tells of the events that began in the summer of 1991 when wealthy heiress, Ghislaine Marchal, was found murdered in the basement of her home with the message "Omar M'a Tuer" ("Omar has kill me") written beside in her own blood. Despite a lack of forensic or DNA evidence, her Moroccan gardener, Omar Raddad, was immediately charged, found guilty and sentenced to 18 years in a French prison. Shocked by the case and convinced of his innocence, journalist Pierre-Emmanuel Vaugrenard moved to Nice to investigate.


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  1. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 119. ISBN 978-1908215017. 
  2. ^ "Le film "Omar m'a tuer" candidat aux Oscars 2012". Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  3. ^ "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  4. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar". Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  5. ^ Palmarès 2012 - 37 ème cérémonie des César

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