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Bab El Web

Bab El Web

A Feature film by Merzak Allouache

Produced by Maïa Films

Release in France : 16/03/2005

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Actors (7)

Production and distribution (6)

Executive Producer :

Maïa Films

Foreign production companies :

Les Productions JMH, ENTV - Entreprise nationale télévisuelle, Baya Films

French distribution :

Pyramide Distribution

Co-productions :

Gimages, France 3 Cinéma, Pyramide Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pyramide International

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Kamel and his brother Bouzid live in Bab el Oued, a working-class neighborhood of Algiers. Kamel is a world-weary, taciturn loner. Bouzid, more jovial, is an Internet addict. He spends his time in a cybercafé “chatting” with girls from around the world. Without really believing it will ever happen, he invites them to Algiers.
But one day, Laurence, one of his French correspondents, announces that she accepts his invitation – and that she’s arriving in Algiers in a week’s time! For Bouzid, it’s a disaster: how can he welcome Laurence when he lives in a small apartment with the rest of his family? Kamel reluctantly accepts to help his brother organize Laurence’s visit and to ensure that she has a good time.

Photos (3)

Full credits (14)

Executive Producer :

Pierre Benqué

Co-producer :

Fabienne Vonier

Sound recordists :

Olivier Mauvezin, Mourad Louanchi, François Groult

Press Attachés (film) :

Myriam Bruguière, Olivier Guigues

Sound editors :

Gordana Othnin-Girard, Mourad Louanchi

Production Designer :

Sylvie Deldon

Costume designer :

Laurence Struz

Screenwriter :

Merzak Allouache

Director of Photography :

Antoine Roch

Production Manager :

Pascal Bonnet

Editor :

Sylvie Gadmer

Assistant editor :

Gordana Othnin-Girard

Music Composers :

Valmont, Dj Abdel

Location Manager :

Arthur Deleu

Technical details

Feature film

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Production language :

French, Arabic

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 39 min

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Audio format :

Dolby SRD

Posters (1)


Festival Selections (2)

Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris - 2005

Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris (France, 2005)

Selection (2)

Films presented

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Delegations (2)