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The Algerian (2014)

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The Algerian is an international political thriller about the colliding worlds of the Middle East and America. It follows Ali (Ben Youcef) across the world from Algeria to New York, Las ... See full summary »

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Giovanni Zelko

Writers:

Ben Youcef (story), Giovanni Zelko (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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25 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Youcef ... Ali
Candice Coke ... Lana
Harry Lennix ... Suleyman
Tara Holt ... Sara
Josh Pence ... Patrick
Sharon Ferguson ... Sister
Said Faraj ... Father
Alicia Mitchell ... Kelly
Zuhair Haddad ... Mohammed
Steve Marvel ... Douglas
Seymour Cassel ... Professor Wright
Alexandra Anthony ... Jasmine (as Alexandra Fulton)
Giovanni Zelko Giovanni Zelko ... Brother
Armando Santana Armando Santana ... Sumir
Darrell Philip ... Mike
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The Algerian is an international political thriller about the colliding worlds of the Middle East and America. It follows Ali (Ben Youcef) across the world from Algeria to New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles as it reveals he is a sleeper cell part of an international plot. Filmed on 2 continents, 3 countries and 8 cities, The Algerian has won 19 awards at International Film Festivals, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound Design, Best Original Score, Best Stunts, Best Thriller, an Audience Choice Award, an Award of Excellence and the Rhode Island International Film Festival Grand Prize Award. Written by Giovanni Zelko

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Brother: A bullet can kill a man, but nothing can kill an idea.
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Too bland...
6 January 2019 | by Yiannis_GalidakisSee all my reviews

... to extract a conclusion and hence an accurate rating, despite the decent scenario and acting. Many philosophies, many religions, many axioms, many ideological implementations in believers, different emotional aspects, non-believers and governments, many ways to act upon choices. The final act is reminiscent of absurdity and avoids addressing the core issue in everything: Everything can be resolved non-absurdly only through money. The key issue therefore, shouda been, who has the money. It is unimportant how/why anybody else acts upon choice. So what exactly are we supposed to conclude after watching this movie? You guessed it. Nothing. So 5/10 because the probability between any two completely opposing views is 1/2, as well (which is close to the general imdb rating).


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Country:

USA | Algeria

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'algerino See more »

Filming Locations:

Algiers, Algeria See more »

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Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
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D-Cinema 96kHz 5.1 (5.1 Surround Sound)

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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