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Bab El-Oued City

Bab El-Oued City

A Feature film by Merzak Allouache

Produced by Les Matins Films

Release in France : 16/11/1994


    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 developes when Yamina, Saïd's young sister is caught in meeting Boualem, she is in love with him in secret...

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    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Matins Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Thelma Film AG, Flash-back Audiovisuel, ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

    French distribution :

    MKL Distribution

    Co-production :

    La Sept Cinéma

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    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producers :

    Jean-Pierre Gallèpe, Jacques Bidou, Merzak Allouache

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Jacques Mréjen

    Production Manager :

    Tahar Harhoura

    Editor :

    Marie-Blanche Colonna

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean-Pierre Laforce

    Screenwriter :

    Merzak Allouache

    Sound Recordist :

    Philippe Senechal

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar

    Music Composer :

    Rachid Bahri

    Still Photographer :

    Alain Rousseau

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Algeria, Germany, Switzerland, France

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    Majority French (Algeria, Germany, Switzerland, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 33 min

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