Tunisia- For the second year in a row, the series “Fondo”, which achieved great ratings during the month of Ramadan, raises controversy on social networks. Although most viewers criticize him and make his episodes jokes, ridicule and sarcasm, they expect every episode to show up to reveal the smallest mistakes.
In Ramadan last year, I was not one of those who watched the series “Fondo”, which was at the top of viewership and was rumored by social networks and viewers, but I was one of those who read press and critical articles about this work artistic. , where some saw confusion at the level of the script and poor representational performance of most of the actors participating in it.What the work loses much of its artistic value.
This year “Fondo” appeared in the second part, so I chose to follow it, which leads me to that curiosity and desire to know the secret of the widespread irony of this work.
The second part of this series addresses the issue of smuggling on the Tunisian-Algerian border and parallel trade, also addresses issues of poverty, social exclusion and marginalization, and delves a little deeper into the human psyche and its behavior. which lies between the paths of good and evil.
While Kamal Al-Tawati, Naima Al-Jani, Raouf bin Omar, Muhammed Ali bin Jumaa, Nidal Al-Saadi, Jassin bin Kamra, Marwan Nordo, Issa Harath, Latifa Al-Qafsi, Samia Rahim, Darsaf Mamlouk and Suhair bin Amara, who are all Tunisian actors participated in this act in its first part, in the second part witnessed the participation of Algerian representatives, as a second party in the illegal trade and active smuggling between Tunisia and Algeria.
. “Fondo” addresses the issue of smuggling on the Tunisian-Algerian border, as well as poverty, social exclusion and marginalization.
In addition, a clear drama evokes the smuggling operations led by business executives in Tunisia and Algeria, and managed according to laws and internal controls that disregard the law and create a dangerous mafia society that expands with the expansion of activity and obstruction of the horizon economic in both countries.
The series preserves the badge of the opening music for the first part, whose words do not accurately express the content of the work, Getting Out of Jail, whose opening and closing words say exactly the opposite.
“Yahya” (Nidal Al-Saadi) is still at the center of the dramatic path and the whole network of relationships in the second part of the series, after his release from prison and his desperate and failed attempts to find the real culprit he killed . his mistress and after “Al-Marouki” (Kamal Al-Touati) refused to marry his daughter, he takes her to work in Algeria is with a network of smugglers, and from there he gets involved in a marriage with a woman. he does not love, subject to the pressures of her father and enters into conflict with her brother.One of them (and of course it is Yahya) represents the pole of goodness that tries to face evil and put an end to it all its violations. .
“Almost all the events reflected the irrational exaggeration in highlighting the greatness of the hero” Yahya “in his relationships with friends and family, and the exaggeration in his display of the figure of the man loved by all, to the extent that the human mafia.” Ashour “(Algerian actor Aziz Boukroni) sacrificed his son and killed him in his defense.
The timing of an episode, which does not exceed twenty minutes, has not changed, and the episodes are loaded with frames, shots, thought-provoking shooting angles, and add-ons and accessories that grab the viewer’s attention and provoke the queen of directorial error tracking. . .
Despite this, the series was not without its many flaws, perhaps the most prominent and influential in the work is the length of events; While the events in the first episodes were slow and the relationship between the characters did not move or the dramatic knot escalated quickly, the last four episodes came with intense and accelerated events and seemed crowded by the time and desire to untie all the barbed wire that some of them left the first part, and seek to open new dramatic paths and presenting an open end that returns the viewer to zero point and the first crime.
The performance of some actors witnessed an extraordinary development, among them the rapper Marwan Nordo, who impressed many with his acting skills last year, while others lacked the ability to manage their tools and present characters. convincing in front of the viewer, and if it were not for some. names of experts in the arts of theatrical, television, and even cinematic performance – who have recently made their presence felt Balance at work – poor performance dominated most of the dialogues and events.
◙ “Fondo 2” is a confusing and distracting work not much different from the first part
The last episodes of the series were filled with illogical discounts and everyone got into a fight with the murder, this kills them intentionally or unintentionally and most of the hidden facts were immediately revealed. Bad scenario will kill them.
The two episodes are played on the emotional load and the viewer’s sympathy with the story of “Jahjas”, who will succeed in his studies, but he will discover on the same day near death and solve the mystery of the murder of his beloved his, to be confronted with a new murder case committed by the sister against his friend, his friend who kept it secret for twenty years that he is the perpetrator of the main crime. In the work, this emotional load and accelerated events covered a major inadequacy in the scenario that approached the illogical “fantasy” of a social drama.
What is important for the Tunisian drama through the series “Fondo” is that it has come into contact with real issues from which society suffers and has provoked phenomena that have become widespread in Tunisia, especially in recent years, in relation to political, economic issues. and. social changes in the country. But what she is often blamed for is her normalization with new faces who lack talent and framing, which is evident in the huge inequality between the characters. Sawsan Al-Jimni, the director of the series, although touching on issues that raise public issues in Tunisia, but made them transitional shafts that he treated superficially to enrich the main dramatic runway, so “Fondo 2” remained confused and. confused work not much different from the first part.