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Release Date:
8 January 2003 (France) See more »
A look at terrorism in Algeria through the eyes of Rachida, a teacher in one of the school districts. | Full synopsis »
8 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Very good for what it is See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)
Ibtissem Djouadi ... Rachida
Bahia Rachedi ... Aïcha
Rachida Messaoui En ... Zohra
Hamid Remas ... Hassen
Zaki Boulenafed ... Khaled
Amel Choukh ... La mariée
Abdelkader Belmokadem ... Mokhtar
Azzedine Bougherra ... Tahar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amal Ksili ... Fatima

Directed by
Yamina Bachir 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yamina Bachir 

Produced by
Thierry Lenouvel .... associate producer
Margarita Seguy .... producer
Original Music by
Anne-Olga De Pass 
Cinematography by
Mustafa Ben Mihoub 
Film Editing by
Cécile Andreotti 
Yamina Bachir 
Costume Design by
Mahmia Aarar 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karine Bouchama .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Martin Boissau .... sound
Rachid Bouafia .... sound
Guillaume D'Ham .... trainee sound-editor
Pascal Despres .... sound editor
Florent Klockenbring .... trainee sound-editor
Anne-Laure Lermyte .... sound editor
Jean-Guy Veran .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Olivier Baillon .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Emmanuel Le Ridant .... telecine dailies colorist
Music Department
Marie Sabbah .... music supervisor
Other crew
Claire Viroulaud .... press attache

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100 min (Cannes Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | France:U | Singapore:PG13 | Singapore:NC-16 (DVD rating) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud)
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Very good for what it is, 29 April 2005
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

"Rachida" uses a pretty, young school teacher, the title character, as the centerpiece of this story which spends most of its time looking at the problems which beset Algeria in the 1990s when the country was struggling with civil war. This testament by its female Algerian director digs into life as a woman in the Sunni Muslim patriarchal culture and the day to day living with anxiety and fear as bands of guerrilla thugs roam the streets. As a subtitled foreign film with obvious budget limitations, location constraints, a first directorial outing, a cast of unknowns, and an story which pales when compared with Rwanda, for example, "Rachida" will go overlooked by most. However, for those with an interest in Algeria or stories about women trying to wrest happiness from a class culture in turmoil, "Rachida" should be worth a look. (C+)

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