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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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Interesting movie set in Algeria
8 April 2006 | by LeRoyMarkoSee all my reviews

The thing that I liked the most about this film is where the action takes place. We get to see Algiers, the capital of Algeria. I, for one, was fascinated by the scenery and the people. The movie in itself is not bad. It's not that good either. There's a few good laughs, some kind of commentary on immigration and emigration. The acting is solid. Samy Naceri and Faudel are both doing a good job. Beautiful Julie Gayet is credible.

Seen in Toronto, at the Royal Cinema, during Cinéfranco, on April 8th, 2006.

75/100 (**½)


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