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Yacef Saadi (1928–2021)

Yacef Saadi was born on January 20, 1928 in Algiers, Alger, France [now Algeria]. He is known for his work on The Battle of Algiers (1966), Gillo - Le donne, i cavalier, l'armi, gli amori (2007) and Terror's Advocate (2007). He was married to Baya Boudjema. He died on September 10, 2021 in Algiers, Algeria. See full bio »


(age 93) in Algiers, Algeria

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 1966 The Battle of Algiers
Djafar (as Saadi Yacef)
 1937 Pépé le Moko
Boy in the casbah (extra) (uncredited)
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 2005 Remembering History (Video documentary) (archival material - as Saadi Yacef)
 2004 Marxist Poetry: The Making of 'The Battle of Algiers' (Video documentary) (archival material - as Saadi Yacef)
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 1966 The Battle of Algiers (producer - produced by)
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 2008 The Real Battle of Algiers (Documentary short)
 2007 Terror's Advocate (Documentary)
Self (as Yacef Saâdi)
 2007 Infrarouge (TV Series documentary)
- La bataille d'Alger (2007) ... Self
 2005 Remembering History (Video documentary)
Self (as Saadi Yacef)
 2004 Marxist Poetry: The Making of 'The Battle of Algiers' (Video documentary)
Self (as Saadi Yacef)

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Alternate Names:

Yacef Saâdi | Saadi Yacef


Baya Boudjema  (his death)  (5 children)

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His parents were ethnic Berbers who came from the Kabylia region of northern Algeria.

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