BAB EL OUED CITY

FRANCE/ALGERIA

a film by MERZAK ALLOUACHE

Bab-El-Oued is a working class district of Algiers, shortly after the bloody riots of 1988. Boualem is a young worker in the district bakery. He works hard at night and sleeps during the day. One morning, he committed a “foolish” act which is going to put all the district in a high state of excitement. A group of young extremists headed by Saïd, set up in the search of the author of this “provocative” act with the intention of administrating him an exemplar punishment. Bab el-oued is the chronicle of a microcosmic district where contradictions, manipulations and exclusion melt in an electrical atmosphere of intolerance which is getting more and more intensive. Violence settles down and quickly develops when Yamina, Saïd’s young sister is caught in meeting Boualem, she is in love with him in secret…

FESTIVALS

OFFICIAL SELECTION – UN CERTAIN REGARD – CANNES (France 1994)
TANIT D’ARGENT & UTICA AWARD – CARTHAGE FILM FESTIVAL (Tunisia 1994)

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CREDIT

author-director MERZAK ALLOUACHE
producers JACQUES BIDOU, JEAN PIERRE GALLEPE, YACINE DJADI
productions LES MATINS FILMS, FLASH BACK AUDIOVISUEL, LA SEPT CINéMA, ZDF, THELMA FILM AG
casting NADIA KACI, MOHAMMED OURDACHE, NADIA SAMIR, MESSAOUD HATTOU
image JEAN JACQUES MREJEN
sound JEAN PIERRE LAFORCE
music RACHID BAHRI
year of production 1994
RPCA 81 942
all rights reserved

LANGUAGES

in Algerian with French sequences – subtitled in French/ in English / French version – 35mm / beta pal and ntsc / dvd (multizones-dvd9-ntsc) – photography: all rigths reserved

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