Bab El-Oued City (1995)

Bab El-Oued City


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The potential dangers inherent in the continued increase of Islamic fundamentalism in Algeria is clearly portrayed in this European political drama. The film is set in early 1993 and takes place in a decaying neighborhood, Bab El-Oued. The central character in this scary drama is Boualem, a young baker. Throughout his neighborhood the fundamentalists, locally led by the fanatical Said, have placed loud-speakers upon the rooftops to broadcast their hateful propaganda. Unable to stand the noise … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
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On DVD: Jan 2, 2007



as Yamina

as Boualem

as Ouardya

as Paulo Gosen
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Merzak Allouache's feature contains one of the clearest and most persuasive depictions of the recent rise of Islamic fundamentalism.

Full Review… | January 29, 2010
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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An exciting, a disturbing and a lucid depiction of the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in modern times.

Full Review… | August 22, 2010
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