Bab el-Oued is a turbulent, historic district of Algiers. Here the young Boualem works in a bakery. One afternoon he wants to get some rest at his home, he is startled by the voice of the cantor. Put in a sudden anger, Boualem dismantles the speaker with fierce determination and throws it into the sea. BAB-EL OUED CITY is the moving chronicle of a youth generation whose future is obscured by the economic crisis and growing intolerance: a universal image of an entire generation of today.
Regie: Merzak Allouache
93 min, 35mm, OmU