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Merzak Allouache in Bab El-Oued City

Bab El-Oued City

1994 NR

Sick of the blaring noise, a young baker (Hassan Abidou) working the night shift in Algiers' run-down Bab El-Oued district destroys a loudspeaker broadcasting Islamic fundamentalist propaganda, and his act of defiance unleashes a storm. The oppressors promptly tighten their stranglehold on the neighborhood as they search for the culprit. This intense film provocatively explores the dangers inherent in all forms of intolerance and fundamentalism.

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