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Bab el web (2005)

Kamel and his younger brother live in Bab el Oued, a popular district of Algiers. Kamel is embittered and rather taciturn while jollier Bouzid escapes the drab reality of his life chatting ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Samy Naceri ... Kamel
Faudel Faudel ... Bouzid
Julie Gayet ... Laurence
Hacène Benzerari Hacène Benzerari ... Hadj Patte-Folle
Boualem Benani Boualem Benani ... Tchouch
Bakhta Benouis Bakhta Benouis ... La femme accidentée
Yacine Mesbah Yacine Mesbah ... Hadj Miloud
Farida Saboundji Farida Saboundji ... La mère
Sofia Nouacer Sofia Nouacer ... Zouina
Mohamed Ourdache Mohamed Ourdache ... Oncle Saïd
Fawzi B. Saichi Fawzi B. Saichi ... Le présentateur du karaoké (as Faouzi B. Saichi)
Naïme Haïne Naïme Haïne ... Loanna
Gad Elmaleh ... Habibi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Salim Dahmoune Salim Dahmoune
Aytl Jensen Aytl Jensen ... Jeune Internant
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Storyline

Kamel and his younger brother live in Bab el Oued, a popular district of Algiers. Kamel is embittered and rather taciturn while jollier Bouzid escapes the drab reality of his life chatting on the Internet with girls from all over the world. Certain that none of them will ever accept he invites them all to visit him. To his amazement, a French woman called Laurence accepts his invitation... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy

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Country:

France | Switzerland | Algeria

Language:

Arabic | French

Release Date:

16 March 2005 (France) See more »

Filming Locations:

Algiers, Algeria See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$261,047
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Paris
by Marc Lavoine and Fabrice Aboulker (2001)
Performed by Faudel
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An entertaining film set in Algiers
7 November 2005 | by jenniedurSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film for a number of reasons. First of all it presented an interesting view of Algiers the capital of Algeria. It addressed the feelings around repatriation in a light that was neither entirely critical or overly positive. It also brings to light one view o what it is like to be young in Algeria right now. I especially liked seeing Faudel act as I have only enjoyed his music previously. He doesn't spend the entire movie singing and only really has one singing moment which is quite touching and highlights the themes the movie is addressing.

Sami Naceri plays the older brother really well and you can understand his perspecitive, although i do think his role is very similar to one he played in a movie called Rai set in the Parisian suburbs, also a good picture.


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