A film by Yamina Bachir

2002 Algeria, France - Drama


Rachida lives and teaches in an old popular neighbourhood of Algiers. She thinks, as most Algerians, that she is not concerned by the conflict her country encounters, but everything changes when a group of terrorists contacts her ? and among them Sofiane, one of her former pupils. They force her to plant a bomb in her school. She refuses in spite of her fear. Out of anger, the leader of the gang shoots her. Miracously Rachida survives. But she decides to seek refuge away from Algiers.

  • cast

    • Ibtisseme Djouadi (Rachida)
    • Baya Rachedi (Aà¯cha)
  • crew

    • Production
    • Thierry Lenouvel (Ciné-Sud Promotion)
    • Screenplay
    • Yamina Bachir
    • Cinematography
    • Mustapha Belmihoud
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 100 min
    • Format
    • Color 35mm

awards & nominations

  • Cannes 2003 - Official Selection - Un certain regard
  • Marrakech Film Festival 2002 - Official Selection

screenings in festivals & markets

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