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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


    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.

    Actors (10)

    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 :

    France 3 Cinéma, Pyramide Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

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    Photos (3)

    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producer :

    Pierre Benqué

    Foreign Producer :

    Jean-Marc Henchoz

    Director of Photography :

    Antoine Roch

    Production Manager :

    Pascal Bonnet

    Editor :

    Sylvie Gadmer

    Assistant editor :

    Gordana Othnin-Girard

    Music Composers :

    Valmont, Dj Abdel

    Costume designer :

    Laurence Struz

    Screenwriter :

    Merzak Allouache

    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

    Casting :

    Leila Fournier, Sarah Teper

    Location Manager :

    Arthur Deleu

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Production language :

    French, Arabic

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Switzerland, Algeria

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Switzerland, Algeria)

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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)