A Watsch Films Company

The Unknown Saint

A film by Alaa Eddine Aljem

Mystery, 2019

Moments before his capture by police, a thief digs a grave to hide a bag of money. Released from prison years later he returns to retrieve the bag, only to find a shrine to an Unknown Saint built directly over his loot, and a brand new village constructed all around it.


Producer Francesca Duca (Le Moindre Geste)
Co-producers Alexa Rivero (Altamar Films) Georges Schoucair (in association with Schortcut Films)
Screenwriter Alaa Eddine Aljem
Cast Younes Bouab, Salah Bensalah, Bouchaib Essamak, Mohamed Naimane, Anas El Baz, Hassan Ben Bdida, Abdelghani Kitab, Ahmed Yarziz
Director of Photography Amine Berrada
Editor Lilian Corbeille
Sound Department Yassine Bellouquid, Paul Jousselin, Matthieu Deniau
Art Director Kaoutar Haddioui
Music by Amine Bouhafa
Distribution Alexis Mas (Condor Distribution)
International Sales Michael Weber (The Match Factory)