German, English, French
Yasmina Khadra's story is anything but ordinary-it is an epic tale. This best-selling author, whose early novels are set during the Algerian civil war in the 1990s, is not, as one would imagine, a woman.
His real name is Mohammed Moulessehoul, a former Algerian army officer who fought against the rise of Islamist extremism that plunged his country into a bloodbath. He spent his sleepless nights writing novels that were published under a pseudonym composed of his wife's first two names. Structured as a road movie between Algeria and France, this documentary takes us on a journey through the work of Yasmina Khadra, the author's complex personality and his life, which is inextricably tied to the history of Algeria since its independence.