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La baie d'Alger (2012)

The writer Louis Gardel remembers his youth in Algerie.In 1955 Louis is 15 years old and he lives with his grandmother Zoe.Zoe is friend with the president Steiger, leader of the French ... See full summary »

Director:

Merzak Allouache

Writers:

Louis Gardel (novel), Merzak Allouache (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Jacob ... Zoé
Solal Forte Solal Forte ... Louis (15 ans)
Anthony Sonigo ... Solal
Margaux Chatelier ... Michelle
Khalid Berkouz Khalid Berkouz ... Omar
Michaël Abiteboul Michaël Abiteboul ... Marco
Michèle Moretti Michèle Moretti ... Suzanne
Biyouna Biyouna ... Bibi
Jean Benguigui ... Steiger
Jacques Spiesser ... Louis
Lisa Masker ... Zoubida (18 ans)
Arthur Orcier Arthur Orcier ... Granger
Benaïssa Ahaouari Benaïssa Ahaouari ... Bouarab (as Benhaïssa Ahouari)
Eric Colonge Eric Colonge ... Le lieutenant Rémi
Dimitri Storoge Dimitri Storoge ... Jacky
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The writer Louis Gardel remembers his youth in Algerie.In 1955 Louis is 15 years old and he lives with his grandmother Zoe.Zoe is friend with the president Steiger, leader of the French settlers but also with the old Arab Bouarab.One night looking at the Bay of Algiers Louis is convinced that the world in which he has grown will disappear.The first events of the war of independence have began.The young boys and young girls have a good time at the seaside:swimming, dancing, flirting.But little by little the war becomes part of their daily life. Written by zutterjp48

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Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 June 2012 (France) See more »

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Color
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Go, go, go
Performed by Roy Orbison
Written by Roy Orbison
© Roy Orbison Music Company / Barbara Orbison Music Company
Courtesy of BMG Rights Management (France)
(P) 1956 D.P.
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old story
9 May 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

a boy in middle of Algeian metamorphose. French in an Arab world. friendship, love, family, independence of country and France as refuge. a lot of memories. and a meeting. so, old things about a French wound. and the exercise to tell , again, a well-known story is not a bad idea but basic problem remains the manner. this is the fundamental sin of movie. same drama in same colors, in same pathetic sauce. it is predictable but more. it becomes a story about nothing. sure, memory is a precious gift but its translation is essential. in another case, it is an ashes isle. not convincing, not realistic, only a sorrow song. without words, without soul, only moral lesson and fight to present a trauma who has same clothes. but, it is a nice movie. and this is enough, at first view.


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