A flop in India and worldwide, Bollywood film of the 70s “Janitou” turned out to be a blockbuster in the 80s in Algeria where it holds an important place in the collective memory of Algerians. This documentary film takes us on a journey into the souls of Algerians who talk about their love stories.


Amine HATTOU graduated from the Journalism Institute of Algiers in 2000. In 2009, he was selected to take part in Fémis Summer University (France), where he directed his first short documentary Two for Tango. In 2011, he directed Down to Earth, official selection of numerous festivals around the world. In 2012, he joined the Project’heurts Association and founded in 2015 Bejaia Film Lab, a film platform dedicated to filmmakers and producers from the region. His first feature documentary Janitou premiered at Durban International Film Festival in 2020.