Tarak Ben Ammar

Tarak Ben Ammar

Tarak Ben Ammar (Arabic:طارق بن عمّار) (born on June 12, 1949 in Tunis, Tunisia) is an international movie producer and distributor, (he is owner of French production and distribution company Quinta Communications.) He is famous in taking interest in artistic movies, especially when they are related to Mediterranean culture or require North African settings during shooting. His credits include the Franco Zeffirelli film adaptation of La Traviata.

He become well-known in France at the beginning of 2004 when he decided to distribute The Passion of The Christ after everybody else declined. He appeared on television talk shows, defending the movie. He is also known to be the advisor of international investor Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz, and French Businessman Vincent Bolloré. He was raised in the Muslim religion.

He currently lives in France, with two of his three sons, Neil and Tarak Jr. and his daughter Sonia. The children are currently going to A.S.P (American School of Paris).

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