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Papicha (2019)

Algiers, 1997. Terrorist wanting an Islamic and archaic state are everywhere. Women are oppressed, in a seek to take control of their bodies, clothing and public space. Young student Nedjma is passionate about making a fashion show.

Director:

Mounia Meddour

Writers:

Fadette Drouard (collaboration), Mounia Meddour (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lyna Khoudri ... Nedjma 'Papicha'
Shirine Boutella Shirine Boutella ... Wassila
Amira Hilda Douaouda Amira Hilda Douaouda ... Samira
Yasin Houicha Yasin Houicha ... Mehdi
Zahra Manel Doumandji Zahra Manel Doumandji ... Kahina (as Zahra Doumandji)
Marwan Zeghbib Marwan Zeghbib ... Karim
Aida Ghechoud Aida Ghechoud ... Saliha
Meriem Medjkrane Meriem Medjkrane ... Linda
Samir El Hakim Samir El Hakim ... Mokhtar
Amine Mentseur Amine Mentseur ... Slimane
Khaled Benaïssa Khaled Benaïssa ... Abdellah
Abderrahmane Boudia Abderrahmane Boudia ... Le professeur
Malek Ghellamat Malek Ghellamat ... Sofia
Lina Boudraa Lina Boudraa ... Amel
Slimane Bourdous Slimane Bourdous ... Hittiste
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Storyline

Algiers, 1997. The country is in the hands of terrorist groups, seeking to establish an Islamic and archaic state. Women are particularly affected and oppressed by primitive diktas, who seek to take control of their bodies and control their passage through the public space. While a frenzied hunt for women unveiled is launched, Nedjma, a young student passionate about fashion, is determined to federate the girls of her campus to organize a fashion show braving all the forbidden.

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Country:

France | Algeria | Belgium | Qatar

Language:

French | Arabic

Release Date:

9 October 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Lalka See more »

Filming Locations:

Algiers, Algeria

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Algeria for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. See more »

Connections

Featured in De quoi j'me mêle!: Episode #1.2 (2019) See more »

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