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The Kid from Chaaba (1997)

Le gone du Chaâba (original title)
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7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Bouzid Negnoug ...
Omar
Nabil Ghalem ...
Hacène
Galamelah Lagra ...
Farid
Kenza Bouanika ...
Zohra
Khereddine Ennasri ...
Rabah
Rezlan Benamar ...
Saïda
Rabah Benamar ...
Idriss
Abdelkarim Chebel ...
Sélim
Ali Bellakhal ...
Nasser
Sonia Ayadi ...
Nadia
Sofiane Abbas ...
Kamel
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Bouzid
Amina Medjoubi ...
Messaouda
Lounès Tazairt ...
Saïd
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Monsieur Grand
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Comedy | Drama

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14 January 1998 (France)  »

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The Kid from Chaaba  »

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neorealist view of shantytown in 1960's France

Living in a slum of huts made with corrugated metal and salvaged bricks, mortar, and wood panels, a group of algerian family immigrants in mid-sixties France are shown as through the eyes of a young boy growing up. The story is based on the experiences of a now well-established writer and journalist. The adult men have constructions jobs, and the adult women spend most of the time in the camp preparing food, doing laundry, cleaning up. The kids do what kids like to do, and often get in trouble. The story is presented in a straight forward manner, chronologically, and without much creativity. The style is somewhat like Neo-realism. For a different style, somewhat more creative and profound in content as well about a group of people living in a shantytown, see "I Brutti, Sporchi, e Cattivi" of Ettore Scola.


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