Il était une fois dans l'oued (2005)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julien Courbey ...
Johnny Leclerc, alias Abdel Bachir
Sid Ahmed Agoumi ...
Monsieur Sabri
David Saracino ...
Amina Annabi ...
Mme Khiera Sabri
Medy Kerouani ...
Karim Belkhadra ...
Le parrain
Frankie Pain ...
La mère de Johnny
Max Morel ...
Le père de Johnny
Mouss Benia ...
Pote 1
Adrien Saint-Joré ...
Pote 2
Stéphane Soo Mongo ...
Pote 3
Yohan Duport ...
Pote 4
Mohamed Kafi ...
Oncle d'Alger


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Release Date:

19 October 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Algériai történet  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$823,119 (France) (4 November 2005)


$4,406,001 (Europe) (4 November 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Movie begins with a "Youyou sound system" jingle: this is an oriental parody of the "THX sound system" jingle, using maghrebian "youyou" shouts. See more »


References The Party (1980) See more »

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«martinivk» is right but his command of English...
16 December 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is meant to be a «constructive and positive» comment on Mr. martinivk's own comment -- as far as its «FORM» is concerned, not its essence, with which I fully agree. I admit that I was surprised that it was published with as many wrong words, often directly taken from French ! Here is just a sampling of what I mean -- limiting myself to just Mr. martinivk's first paragraphs. And I do NOT want or mean to «play» teacher, but as a very personal opinion, I deplore the fact that sometimes, comments are written a little... shall we say... «carelessly» (when it would be so easy to find a bilingual dictionary on the Web!).

Here goes:


just what i wanted to see on screen one day in my life, 15 May 2006 (CAPITAL LETTER IS REQUIRED AT THE BEGINNING.) Author: martinivk from London, ENGLAND *** This comment may contain spoilers *** I found this comedy just amazing, it does remind me a lot about my childhood and my Racine's («ROOTS», which in French are «racines» -- not «Racine's», referring to the great classic playwright Racine!). very proud also to be a french-Algerian («F»rench deserves as much a CAPITAL as «A»lgerian!), when i («I», CAPITAL LETTER, if only for consistency -- see the opening words) see this cocktail (STRANGE WAY OF DESCRIBING SUCH A «MIXTURE» OF ACTORS, NOT DRINKS!) of French and Algerian actors working together in France and Algeria, etc.

No hard feelings : I appreciate the time taken to write such a «heart-felt», warm and fair comment !

I really mean well and wish Mr. martinivk the very best !

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