DNA (2020)

MAIWENN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: ADN France/Algeria, 2020. Why Not Productions, Arte France Cinema. Screenplay by Mathieu Demy, Maïwenn. Cinematography by Sylvestre Dedise. Produced by Pascal Caucheteux, Olivier Pere. Music by Stephen Warbeck. Film Editing by Laure Gardette. Maiwenn‘s fifth directorial effort sees her dipping into aspects of her own real…

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The Stranger (1967)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  Lo straniero Italy/France/Algeria, 1967.  Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, Master Film, Marianne Productions, Casbah Film.  Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Georges Conchon, Luchino Visconti, script revisions by Emmanuel Roblès, based on the novel by Albert Camus.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Alfredo De Laurentiis.  Music by Piero Piccioni.  Production Design by Mario…

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Outside The Law (2010)

RACHID BOUCHAREB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Hors La Loi France/Algeria/Belgium/Tunisia/Italy, 2010.  Tessalit Productions, Agence Algérienne pour le Rayonnement Culturel, EPTV, Tassili Films, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, Kiss Films, Novak Production, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, uFilm, Quinta Communications, Eagle Pictures, Ministère Algérien de la Culture, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Agence Nationale pour…

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The Battle Of Algiers (1966)

GILLO PONTECORVO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  La Battaglia Di Algeria Italy/Algeria, 1966.  Casbah Film, Igor Film.  Screenplay by Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas.  Cinematography by Marcello Gatti.  Produced by Antonio Musu, Yacef Saadi.  Music by Ennio Morricone, Gillo Pontecorvo.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Giovanni Axerio.  Film Editing by Mario Morra, Mario Serandrei.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  This marvelous political drama…

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A Few Days Of Respite

AMOR HAKKAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  Original title:  Quelques Jours De Repit France/Algeria, 2010.  Sarah Films, HA Films, Région Franche-Comté.  Screenplay by Amor Hakkar.  Cinematography by Nicolas Roche.  Produced by Florence Bouteloup.  Production Design by Kim-Kim Nezzar.  Costume Design by Kim-Kim Nezzar.  Film Editing by Juliette Kempf.   Two men escape from Iran because their sexual orientation has placed them in danger…

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Z (1969)

COSTA-GAVRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/Algeria, 1969.  Valoria Films, Reggane Films, Office National pour le Commerce et l’Industrie Cinématographique.  Screenplay by Jorge Semprun, based on the novel by Vasilis Vasilikos.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Jacques Perrin, Ahmed Rachedi.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Jacques D’Ovidio.  Costume Design by Piet Bolscher.  Film Editing by Francoise Bonnot.   Jean-Louis Trintignant stars in…

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Days of Glory (2006)

RACHID BOUCHAREB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Indigenes Algeria/France/Morocco/Belgium, 2006.  Tessalit Productions, Kiss Films, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, StudioCanal, Taza Productions, Tassili Films, La Petite Reine, Versus Production, Royaume du Maroc, SCOPE Invest, Région Ile-de-France, Région Franche-Comté, Région Provence Côte d’Azur, Région Alsace, Conseil Général des Vosges, Région Aquitaine, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement…

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