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Bab El-Oued City

  • Film

Time Out says

Frustrated by the confines of Muslim society, and angered by the religious propaganda blaring across the casbah, Boualem (Abdou) rashly steals a loudspeaker rigged up by the militants. Once they discover the culprits, the fundamentalists are determined to make an example of him. A fascinating portrait of life in contemporary Algeria - the smuggling, hypocrisy and widespread intimidation - but one that doesn't really deliver in the story department; it's cryptic to the point of impenetrability, but, paradoxically, dully predictable.
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Release Details

  • Duration:93 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Merzak Allouache
  • Screenwriter:Merzak Allouache
  • Cast:
    • Nadia Kaci
    • Hassan Abdou
    • Nadia Samir
    • Mohamed Ourdache
    • Michel Such
    • Farida Rahaoudj
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