The Sun Assassinated

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THE SUN ASSASSINATED is a dramatization of actual events portraying both the contentious rise and success of Jean Senac in Algeria and a friendship that ends in tragedy. Jean Senac, a gay French poet and radio host, is a "pied-noir", a Frenchman born in Algeria. A decade after Algeria gained independence from France, Senac becomes an enemy of the authorities for his homosexuaual lifestyle and progressive ideas. He befriends young playwright Hamid (Mehdi Dehbi) after Hamid's play wins a national contest, but their friendship has tragic consequences.