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10 Iconic Algerian Films Everyone Needs to Watch

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10 Iconic Algerian Films Everyone Needs to Watch .

Important: MUST WATCH .


In the destitute Algerian neighborhood of Bab El-Oued, Islamic fundamentalists have installed speakers throughout so they can broadcast their propaganda. But when the incessant noise drives young baker Boualem (Hassan Abdou) to tear down the speaker on his apartment building and throw it into the sea, local fundamentalist leader Said (Mohamed Ourdache) becomes determined to make an example of him, despite the fact that Boualem is romantically involved with Said's sister. .!


Héliopolis is a 2021 Algerian drama film directed by Djafar Gacem. It was selected as the Algerian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards but was withdrawn after the film's national premiere was canceled due to COVID-19 .!


True-to-life chronicle of the Algerian people's struggle to overthrow the French Colonial Government in the mid-1950s. The focus is on the leaders of the Liberation Movement. .!


During World War II, North African troops encounter bigotry and unfair treatment from their French comrades-in-arms, despite the fact that they bravely fight for a country they have never seen. Some, like Abdelkader (Sami Bouajila), believe that fighting for France is the only way to achieve equality, but Martinez hides his Arab ancestry and treats his men poorly. .!


During the Algerian Civil War, two childhood friends, Samir and Lotfi, track down a terrorist called Abu Leila across the Algerian desert. .!

Z (1969)

Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z (Yves Montand), a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises troubling questions. Though it's too late to save Z's life, a postmortem examination suggests that the ruling party was behind his death. As the facts leak out, those who tell the truth pay the price for their honesty. .!


An Algerian (Yorgo Voyagis) fights in World War II, then returns and joins the 1954 rebellion against the French. .!

RACHIDA (2002)

Rachida is stopped by a group of youths who demand she puts a bomb in her school. She refuses and is shot in the abdomen. She survives and hides with her mother in a village. .!

SOEURS (2021)

After they learn that their father is dying, three sisters travel to Algeria in search of their long-lost brother who has been missing for 30 years. .!


Three young brothers lose their home and get separated from each other. One brother joins the army, the second brother becomes a leader while the third brother takes the shady way to make quick money. .!

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