Gotham-based distributor Decanalog has secured American rights to Dachra, which won the coveted ‘Scariest Film’ award at the Overlook Film Festival, reports Term.
Tunisian director Abdelhamid BouchnakThe horror film is based on a true story and follows a group of students who are trapped in an isolated town while trying to solve a murder case from 25 years ago.
“Against the backdrop of contemporary Tunisia, the film revolves around journalism student Yasmin and two classmates who embarked on a university assignment to solve the unsolved case of Mongia, a woman found mutilated 25 years ago. and now incarcerated in an asylum. suspected of witchcraft.
As they continue their investigation, the three friends stumble upon the archaic and sinister world of Dachra, an isolated rural compound full of goats, silent women, mysterious drying meat and steaming pots, which is home to a cult.
“When the jovial but menacing leader of the sect invites them to spend the night, Yasmin is drawn From Dachra dark secrets and a desperate attempt to escape alive. “
“Witchcraft has always been my greatest fear and with Dachra I wanted to show how dark the human soul can be, ”explained Bouchnak in a press release obtained by ScreenDaily (September 2018).
The site explained: “Bouchnak plays on the contrast between the image of Tunisia as one of the most liberal and modern countries in the Arab world and the deepest primitive fears of witchcraft and cannibalism.”
The characteristics of the young cast Yassmine Dimassi, Aziz Jebali other Bilel Slatnia in the co-starring roles. Here’s an international trailer released earlier.