In the Gardens of Carthage, a district of Tunis initiated by the former Regime which construction stopped at the beginning of the Revolution, two cops, Fatma and Batal, find a burnt body in one of the lots. As construction slowly resumes, they start looking into this mysterious case. When the event repeats itself, the investigation takes a puzzling turn.


Youssef Chebbi was born in Tunisia in 1984. After studying art, he directed two short films, “Vers le Nord” and “Les Profondeurs” selected in several international festivals. In 2012 he codirected a documentary “Babylon” which won the Jury Prize at the FID of Marseille and was presented at MoMA. “Ashkal” is his first feature.