Djihad! 16 years old

A hard-hitting French drama detailing the intersecting destinies of five characters whose lives cross over the current war in Iraq: three young French Arabs who each for a different reason joins a jihadi group to fight against the Americans; a 40-something French woman running an NGO in Baghdad at the outbreak of the war who gets kidnapped and held by the jihadi insurgents; and a mid-level French diplomat who uncovers the corruption of the UN Oil for Food program while gathering evidence to support the French effort to prevent the war.


Djihad! Cast

Name Character
Saïd Taghmaoui He was 33, now 49 years old as Youssef
Marianne Denicourt She was 40, now 57 years old as Delphine Le Guen
Aki Avni He was 39, now 56 years old as Jeff Hacker
Makram J. Khoury He was 61, now 78 years old as Médecin de l'hôpital
Igal Naor He was 48, now 64 years old as Colonel Walid
Jay Benedict He was 55, now 72 years old as Dr McKenzie
Thierry Frémont He was 44, now 60 years old as Hugo Bessières
Yassine Azzouz He was 22, now 39 years old as El Khadiri
Pierre Vernier He was 75, 293 years old when he died as Paul Bayard
Adel Bencherif He was 31, now 48 years old as Karim
Philippe Duclos He was 60, now 76 years old as Xavier Pujol
Slimane Hadjar as Chérif
Samira Lachhab She was 29, now 45 years old as Leila
Kamel Abdeli as Nouri
Baya Belal She was 53, now 70 years old as Zahra
Serge Avedikian He was 51, now 67 years old as Jean-Pierre Durieux
Kais Nashef He was 28, now 45 years old as Luqman

Djihad! Crew

Name Department
Richard Schlesinger as Scenario Writer. He was 106 (99) years old when He died Writing
Djihad! poster
Djihad! (16 years)

  • Release day: Friday, December 01, 2006
  • Runtime: 180 minutes