(aka 'Halfaouine - l'enfant des terrasses' or 'Halfaouine: Child of the Terraces')

 

directed by Ferid Boughedir
Tunisia 1990

Theatrical Release: Canada 14 September 1990 (Toronto Film Festival)

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DVD Comparison:

Cinetelefilm - Region 2 - PAL vs. Kino Video - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Fred Patton for all the Screen Caps!

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Distribution

Cinetelefilm

Region 2 - PAL

Kino Video
Region 0 - NTSC
Runtime 1:35:39 1:35:36
Video

1.66 : 1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 7.80 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.66 : 1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.75 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

 

Cinetelefilm

 

Bitrate:

 

Kino Video

 

Audio French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Arabic (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), German (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

Arabic (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

Subtitles French, Spanish, English, Swedish, none English, Spanish, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Cinetelefilm

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.66 : 1

Edition Details:
• Directory Commentary (French)
• Le Pique Nique (1975) 43 Min (Ferid Boughedir)
• Publicity spot, Trailer, Stills Gallery
• Director Filmography, Awards

DVD Release Date: April 9, 2003
Snap Case

Chapters 18

Release Information:
Studio: Kino Video

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.66 : 1

Edition Details:
• Camera Arabe (1987) 62 Min (Ferid Boughedir)
• Stills Gallery

 

DVD Release Date: February 24, 2004
Snap Case

Chapters 12

 

 

 

 

Comments

The picture quality is quite comparable, despite the greater resolution of the PAL release. The Kino is a tad lighter throughout. Selection may come down to extras and language options. The Kino release contains "The Camera Arabe", which is a wonderful documentary with English subtitles, and worthwhile in its own right, while the French release offers an odd and certainly rare film short, "Le Pique Nique", which only has French subtitles.

 - Fred Patton

 

 

 





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Image:

Cinetelefilm

Sound:

Kino

Extras: Kino
Menu: Kino

 

 

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