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.

Details

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