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Ennemis intérieurs (English: Enemies Within) is a French drama short film directed and written by Sélim Azzazi. It received critical appraisal and was nominated for many industry awards including Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 89th Academy Awards in 2017.[1][2][3]

Ennemis intérieurs
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Directed bySélim Azzazi
Produced bySélim Azzazi
Frédéric Serve
Benjamin de Lajarte
Written bySélim Azzazi
Qualia Films
Release date
  • 5 February 2016 (2016-02-05) (Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival)
  • April 2016 (2016-04)
Running time
27 minutes


An interview at a local police station turns into an inquisition during which a French-Algerian born man sees himself accused of protecting the identities of possible terrorists. This close-up on France's troubled history with its former colonies has one man controlling the fate of another with the stroke of a pen during a turbulent period in the 1990s.


  • Hassam Ghancy as Le demandeur
  • Najib Oudghiri as L'interrogateur
  • Stéphane Perrichon as Le gardien de la paix
  • Nasser Azazi as Le père
  • Amine Brossier as Le fils
  • Farès Azazi as Jeune homme arrêté



  1. ^ Merry, Stephanie (24 January 2017). "Oscar nominations 2017: Complete list of nominees; 'La La Land's' 14 ties record". The Washington Post. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2017: The Complete List - 89th Academy Awards". January 24, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2017: See the Full List". Vanity Fair. January 24, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2017.

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