Bab El Oued City

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Bab El Oued City


Bab El Oued City

Release Date: November 16, 1994

Year    :   1994
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Genres    :   Drama, Comedy
Production Companies    :   Flash Back Audiovisuel, La Sept Cinéma, Les Matins Films, ZDF, Thelma Film
Director    :   Merzak Allouache
Producers    :   Jacques Bidou, Jean-Pierre Gallepe, Yacine Djadi
Writers    :   Merzak Allouache
RunTime    :   93 mins.

Bab El-Oued, a popular district of Algiers, in 1989, a few months after the riots. Boualem works at night in a bakery and steals the loudspeaker that was installed on his roof and was broadcasting the Imam's word... therefore preventing him from sleeping. This blunder is taken as a pretext by the Islamists to put the district under their control...

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