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Viva Algeria (2004)
"Viva Laldjérie" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  7 April 2004 (France)
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Credited cast:
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Goucem
Biyouna ...
Papicha
Nadia Kaci ...
Fifi
Jalil Naciri ...
Samir
Abbes Zahmani ...
Chouchou
Florence Giorgetti ...
La voyante
Lounès Tazairt ...
Docteur Aniss Sassi
Akim Isker ...
Yacine Sassi
Fawzi B. Saichi ...
Le planton du cadastre (as Faouzi Saichi)
Serge Avedikian ...
Monsieur Fares
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nabil Abada ...
Le petit garçon du cortège
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Nounou, le concierge
Cheb Abdou Jr. ...
Ami de M. Fares
Samir Abdoun ...
Le serveur du Rouge-Gorge
Rabah Aridj ...
Le vendeur de tableaux
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This movie portrays three women living in today's Algeria between modern society and Islamic fundamentalism, self-determination and dependence. Goucem, a young woman who works for a photographer and mistress of a rich doctor, her mother Papicha, a former cabaret star, and her best friend Fifi, a prostitute, all live in a hotel in the city center of Algiers. Their difficult personal situation and the growing influence of Islam lead to dramatic consequences... Written by fippi2000

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Brave movie
28 September 2009 | by (Minneapolis, USA) – See all my reviews

The shifting of political power affects our lives more than anything else in the world. And being trapped between two ruthless forces and the shifting political powers makes it almost unbearable for characters of this touching movie. Being a women in Islamic world was always, to put it mildly, hard, but these days of increasing Islamic fundamentalism bring even more hardship. Algerian women must have it particularly hard after a long period of secularism and opportunities for carrier and fulfillment. " Viva Laldjerie" is a brave and concise movie that poses many questions. It doesn't give many answers, mostly because in the shaky times we live in, the outcome is unknown.


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