VIVA LALDJERIE

Directed by Nadir Mokneche
  • France / 
  • 2004 / 
  • French & Arabic with English subtitles / 
  • 113 min
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Synopsis

Three women: a mother, her daughter and a prostitute have been living in a hotel in the heart of Algiers amid creeping fundamentalism. Goucem, the daughter, has chosen a modern, emancipated life, spending steamy weekends in nightclubs. Fifi, her faithful friend, prostitutes herself under the thumb of a local protector. Papicha, the mother, eats pizzas in front of the television, torn between fear and nostalgia for the cabaret days of her youth. Known in Europe as the North African Pedro Almodovar, filmmaker Nadir Mokneche weaves a richly drawn portrait of women exiled in their own country.

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  • Other Details

    Rating: NR (Not Rated)
    Language: French
    Subtitles: English
    Format: DVD (NTSC)
    Encoding: Region 1
    Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1, Letterboxed
    Screen Format: 16x9 Widescreen (Anamorphic)
    Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    Closed Captioned: Yes

  • Screening Formats

    • 35mm
    • Digibeta
    • DVD

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