Djihad (film)

Djihad! is a 2006 French drama television film by director and writer Félix Olivier.

Written byFélix Olivier
Richard Schlesinger
Directed byFélix Olivier
Country of originFrance
Original languagesFrench, Arabic, English
ProducerJacques Ouaniche
Running time2 x 100 minutes
DistributorCanal +
Original release
  • 2006 (2006)


The lives and destinies of five French characters intersect during the Iraq War. Three young French Arabs (Cherif, Karim, and Youssef) each for a different reason joins a jihadi group to fight against the Americans. Delphine LeGuen, a 40-something French woman running an NGO in Baghdad at the outbreak of the war, gets kidnapped and held by the jihadi insurgents. Meanwhile, a mid-level French diplomat, Hugo Bessieres, uncovers French corruption of the UN Oil for Food program while gathering evidence to support his country's effort to prevent the war.



Year Awards Category Recipient Result
2007 Globes de Cristal Award Best TV Movie / TV Series Felix Olivier Nominated

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