Wanderers of the Desert (1984)
The first of Nacer Khemir’s highly-regarded Desert Trilogy that includes The Dove’s Lost Necklace and Bab’Aziz – The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul. Khemir creates an exotic world with Wanderers of the Desert when a young teacher arrives to take over a village school isolated in the shimmering desert. Legendary figures materialize out of wells and the desert itself, groups of children hurry through a labyrinth of underground corridors, the teacher is whisked away to a mysterious rendezvous and never returns.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Director: Nacer Khemir
Cast: Abdelazim Abdelhack, Hassen Khalsi, Hedi Daoud, Jamila Ourabi, Nacer Khemir, Noureddine Kasbaoui, Sonia Ichti, Soufiane Makni
Duration: 95 min