Synopsis:
Sulayman, with blazing eyes, his radiant face, lives in “the clay boulder” in perfect harmony with fauna and flora. An orphan since the age of three, he was raised by an old hermit, with "stormy veins". Sulayman meets Khadija, the daughter of the village head, Caïd. Caïd is a supporter of the French occupation, and is strictly opposed to any union between Sulayman and his daughter. The young shepherd, through the deepest fibres of his soul, finds himself between two worlds. His greatest wish would be to not have to choose, but as he must, Sulayman sets out to unite them within the heart of his new journey... "Men of Clay" is a metaphysical tale about the human condition. This journey explores the fibers of the soul, transcends certainties and contradictions, such as the vulnerability of being or fields of confusion. It cracks and obligates one to rebuild and enhance all aspects of beauty within a universe that ends up breathless...
Director's filmography:
- La couleur du sacrifice (Feature)
- Au-delà de Gibraltar (2001 - Feature)
- Les hommes d'argile (2015 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Fiction
Year of production:
2015
Status:
Finished
Majority:
Yes
Production:
Les Films de Nour