GenreDrama, Fantasy Film seriesDesert Trilogy Duration LanguageArabic
Release date1984 (1984) CastNacer Khemir, Soufiane Makni, Noureddine Kasbaoui, Hassen Khalsi, Sonia Ichti, Hedi Daoud, Abdelazim Abdelhack Similar moviesWanderers of the Desert and The DoveÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Lost Necklace are part of the same movie series
El haimoune los vagabundos del desierto
El Haimoune (English: Wanderers of the Desert) is a 1984 film by Tunisian writer and director Nacer Khemir. It is the first part of Khemir's "Desert Trilogy". It stars Nacer Khemir, Soufiane Makni, Noureddine Kasbaoui, Hedi Daoud, and Sonia Ichti. It was filmed in Tunisia.
El Haimoune is a Sufi tale, a film based on a poem, a quest for roots, love and freedom. A young teacher arrives at a village built on the border of the desert where children have never been to school. Apart from the children, the village is inhabited by elderly men, women, and a mysterious and beautiful young girl. The men left to seek the boundaries of the limitless desert. The teacher is finally captivated by the shimmering world of sand and the Andalusia melody of its wanderers. In this story, magic and reality overlap to sing the beauty of the desert. The filmmaker, through carefully planned shots and sequences, which are treated like paintings, and the poetry of his writing, pays an homage to the splendour of Arabian culture.
Nacer Khemir: Lehrer
Soufiane Makni: Houcine
Noureddine Kasbaoui: Greffier
Sonia Ichti: Tochter/Fille du Cheikh
Abdeladhim Abdelhak: Hadj
Hedi Daoud: Cheikh
Hassen Khalsi: Officier de police
Jamila Ourabi: Grossmutter
Hamadi Laghmani: Spieler/Joueur
El Haimoune DVD was released on March 25, 2008. It's in Arabic language with English subtitles.