Djihad (TV series)

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Djihad
Written by Félix Olivier
Richard Schlesinger
Directed by Félix Olivier
Country of origin France
Original language(s) French
Production
Producer(s) Jacques Ouaniche
Running time 2 x 100 minutes
Distributor Canal +
Release
Original release
  • 2006 (2006)

Plot[edit]

The lives and destinies of five French characters intersect during the Iraq War. Three young French Arabs (Cherif, Karim, and Youssef) each for a different reason joins a jihadi group to fight against the Americans. Delphine LeGuen, a 40-something French woman running an NGO in Baghdad at the outbreak of the war, gets kidnapped and held by the jihadi insurgents. Meanwhile, a mid-level French diplomat, Hugo Bessieres, uncovers French corruption of the UN Oil for Food program while gathering evidence to support his country's effort to prevent the war.

Cast[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Result
2007 Globes de Cristal Award Best TV Movie / TV Series Felix Olivier Nominated

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