Comme un aimant

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Comme un aimant
(The Magnet)
DVD cover, 'Comme un aimant'.jpg
DVD cover. Actors from left to right: Aimad, Djerir, Saleh, Akhenaton (top), Mammeri, Freeman, Ferrat, Saleh.
Directed by Akhenaton
Kamel Saleh
Written by Akhenaton
Kamel Saleh
Starring Brahim Aimad
Houari Djerir
Kamel Saleh
Sofiane Madjid Mammeri
Kamel Ferrat
Distributed by 31 May 2000
Release date
  • May 31, 2000 (2000-05-31) (France)
Country France

Comme un aimant (released in the USA as The Magnet) is a 2000 French film by Kamel Saleh and Akhenaton. It depicts eight young people living in the district of Panier, in Marseille.

The film's title means 'like a magnet', and is a reference to a line in the film accusing two characters of being lazy and 'sitting there with your asses stuck to that bench like a magnet'.



The film's soundtrack is written by Bruno Coulais and Akhenaton, and it includes songs by IAM, Millie Jackson, Isaac Hayes and Cunnie Williams.

In popular culture[edit]

The film's title "Comme un aimant" is also a song by IAM, a French hip hop band from Marseille which Akhenaton and Freeman, two of the actors, belong to.

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