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

 -  Drama  -  7 April 2004 (France)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Kamel Abdeli ...
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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good movie for western audience
9 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you don't know anything about Algeria, you might enjoy this movie. Anyone who knows the country of Algeria, its history or its geographic location will know that there is something wrong with this movie. The biggest question is the use of French as the language of the characters. while French is widely spoken in Algeria especially in academic institutions, Arabic is the official language and is the language of the street. Through out the entire movie, i haven't heard a single Arabic word of dialog (excepy for the song in the café)which is absurd. The other puzzling question is the death of the prostitute. In a country that is awash with guns and violence, its hard to believe that a state security officer will go to great lengths to murder a prostitute who he thinks stole his gun. I just find this very stupid. it doesn't make any sense. the setting for this story should have been in Europe or Latin America not Algeria. this movie was a total waste of time.


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