Ramparts of Clay

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Ramparts of Clay
Directed by Jean-Louis Bertucelli
Produced by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina
Written by Jean-Louis Bertuccelli
Jean Duvignaud
Starring Leila Shenna
Cinematography Andréas Winding
Release date
  • 1971 (1971)
Running time
80 minutes
Country France
Language French

Ramparts of Clay (French: Remparts d'argile), is a 1971 French drama film directed by Jean-Louis Bertucelli. The film stars Leila Shenna, as well as the villagers of the Algerian village of Tehouda. The film was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 44th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1]

The film tells the story of a young woman (played by Shenna), who tries to free herself from the role imposed on her by the village culture. The film explores the exploitation of the rural Tunisian people, although it was filmed in an Algerian village.


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  • Martin, Mick & Porter, Marsha DVD & Video Guide 2006, pg. 923
  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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