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Bab el web (2005)

Kamel and his younger brother live in Bab el Oued, a popular district of Algiers. Kamel is embittered and rather taciturn while jollier Bouzid escapes the drab reality of his life chatting ... See full summary »

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Kamel
Faudel ...
Bouzid
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Laurence
Hacène Benzerari ...
Hadj Patte-Folle
Boualem Benani ...
Tchouch
Bakhta Benouis ...
La femme accidentée
Yacine Mesbah ...
Hadj Miloud
Farida Saboundji ...
La mère
Sofia Nouacer ...
Zouina
Mohamed Ourdache ...
Oncle Saïd
Fawzi B. Saichi ...
Le présentateur du karaoké (as Faouzi B. Saichi)
Naïme Haïne ...
Loanna
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Habibi
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Kamel and his younger brother live in Bab el Oued, a popular district of Algiers. Kamel is embittered and rather taciturn while jollier Bouzid escapes the drab reality of his life chatting on the Internet with girls from all over the world. Certain that none of them will ever accept he invites them all to visit him. To his amazement, a French woman called Laurence accepts his invitation... Written by Guy Bellinger

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An entertaining film set in Algiers
7 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film for a number of reasons. First of all it presented an interesting view of Algiers the capital of Algeria. It addressed the feelings around repatriation in a light that was neither entirely critical or overly positive. It also brings to light one view o what it is like to be young in Algeria right now. I especially liked seeing Faudel act as I have only enjoyed his music previously. He doesn't spend the entire movie singing and only really has one singing moment which is quite touching and highlights the themes the movie is addressing.

Sami Naceri plays the older brother really well and you can understand his perspecitive, although i do think his role is very similar to one he played in a movie called Rai set in the Parisian suburbs, also a good picture.


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