A Great Day to Die
A Great Day to Die (Al-Ikhtilaf, Algeria, 2009) tells the story of a journalist who plans to commit suicide by throwing himself from the top of a building. This tense novel relates his story through flashbacks to scenes that tell of physical pleasure and the failings of love. All this unfolds within the chaotic world of the lower and marginalised classes of the popular quarters of Algiers. Will the intellectual hero succeed in carrying out his own death, transforming it into a public spectacle that will immortalise his name and his message of despair to the world?