Omar Killed Me
2011, France-Morocco-Algeria, 85’, Color
Director: Roschdy Zem
Cast: Sami Bouajila, Denis Podalydèes, Maurice Benichou, Salomé Stévenin
2012 Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Nomination-Morocco
My name is Omar, I am a gardener.
I am being charged for killing a French citizen. But I haven’t killed anyone, I’m innocent…
The film tracks the investigation of a gardener wrongly convicted for the murder of his employer, a rich heiress. A journalist convinced of his innocence defends his case, uncovering one of the most shocking violations of justice in the last 20 years. The film explores a universal problem – that there are two standards of justice in the world: one for the powerful and one for the poor.