Khemaïs Khayati

An Interview with Tewfik Saleh

Guy Hennebelle, Khemaïs Khayati, 1977

My duty as a filmmaker consists in furnishing the arms of critique, the intellectual means to understand what happens so that the spectators are not “had” by what they’re told. I don’t believe at all that The Dupes is a negative film because it talks of failure. My position is a little like the mother who warns her child, “If you do this, this is what will happen. If you go into the woods, you will be eaten by the wolf…”