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Bled Number One (2006)

A peine sorti de prison, Kamel (Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche) est expulsé vers son pays d'origine, l'Algérie. Cet exil forcé le contraint à observer avec lucidité un pays en pleine effervescence, ... See full synopsis »
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Meriem Serbah Meriem Serbah ... Louisa (as Meryem Serbah)
Abel Jafri ... Bouzid
Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche ... Kamel
Meriem Ameur-Zaïmeche Meriem Ameur-Zaïmeche ... La mère
Larkdari Ameur-Zaïmeche Larkdari Ameur-Zaïmeche ... Le père
Soheb Ameur-Zaïmeche Soheb Ameur-Zaïmeche ... Le fils de Louisa
Farida Ouchani Farida Ouchani ... Loubna
Ramzy Bedia ... Le mari de Louisa
Abdel Rachid Ameur-Zaïmeche Abdel Rachid Ameur-Zaïmeche ... Un patriote
Benjala Ameur-Zaïmeche Benjala Ameur-Zaïmeche ... Un patriote
Cherif Ameur-Zaïmeche Cherif Ameur-Zaïmeche ... Un patriote
Faudel Ameur-Zaïmeche Faudel Ameur-Zaïmeche ... Un patriote
Mouloud Ameur-Zaïmeche Mouloud Ameur-Zaïmeche ... Un patriote
Rachid Ameur-Zaïmeche Rachid Ameur-Zaïmeche ... Un patriote
Razak Ameur-Zaïmeche Razak Ameur-Zaïmeche ... Un patriote
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A peine sorti de prison, Kamel (Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche) est expulsé vers son pays d'origine, l'Algérie. Cet exil forcé le contraint à observer avec lucidité un pays en pleine effervescence, tiraillé entre un désir de modernité et le poids de traditions ancestrales.

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Algeria | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 June 2006 (France) See more »

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A story about Algeria, about the schizoid life with strong traditions placed in the horizon of the largely spread emigration in France.
27 June 2006 | by slobirSee all my reviews

Even if the cinema is discovered more than a century ago, the director of this film shots today in a, so to say, genuine style (we could say à la Lumière), that is disregarding any authorial input, getting rid of any drama rules, collapsing the dialogs and then just standing discreetly in front of (apparently) «nothing happens». A very acute authenticity rises then, in this non-interventionist way of filming which provide some beautiful portraits (in gros-plan) and a collection of «bricks» of pure (inner) time. The movie is supposed to be charming and original in giving us all freedom to see these bricks together in a virtual composition. But this is a little bit too virtual even if I appreciate this particular way of being «cool» by letting the story to tell (or to lose) itself. A story about Algeria, about the schizoid life with strong traditions placed in the horizon of the largely spread emigration in France. The film let us ask ourselves if the ingenuousness has been really lost in cinema.


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