Omar Killed Me

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Omar Killed Me
Omar Killed Me.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Roschdy Zem
Produced by Rachid Bouchareb
Jean Bréhat
Written by Jean-Marie Rouart
Based on
Pourquoi moi ?
  • Omar Raddad and Sylvie Lotiron
  • Omar, la construction d'un coupable
  • Jean-Marie Rouart
Starring Sami Bouajila
Music by Alexandre Azaria
Cinematography Jérôme Alméras
Edited by Monica Coleman
Distributed by Mars Distribution (France)
Release date
  • 22 June 2011 (2011-06-22) (France)
Running time
85 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget €6.4 million[1]
Box office $4.3 million[1]

Omar Killed Me (French: Omar m'a tuer) is a 2011 drama film directed by Roschdy Zem.[2] The film was selected as the Moroccan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.[3][4] On 18 January 2012, the film was named as one of the nine shortlisted entries for the Oscars.[5] Zem, Olivier Gorce, Rachid Bouchareb and Olivier Lorelle were collectively nominated for the César Award for Best Adaptation and Sami Bouajila was nominated for the César Award for Best Actor.[6]


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" (grammatically incorrect French, approximately "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. ^ a b "Omar m'a tuer". JP's Box-Office. 
  2. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 119. ISBN 978-1908215017. 
  3. ^ "Le film "Omar m'a tuer" candidat aux Oscars 2012". Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  5. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar". Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Palmarès 2012 - 37 ème cérémonie des César

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