Rachida

  • Rachida
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2002
Format : Feature
Running time : 97 (in minutes)
http://www.cinesudpromotion.com/fr/catalogue/19-catalogue/125-rachida

Algiers during the worst years of terrorism. Rachida is a beautiful young teacher who lives and works in a popular neighbourhood of Algiers. One morning, as she goes to work without wearing a veil, she is taken to task by a group of terrorists, which includes one of her pupils, Sofiane. They tell 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 in the stomach. They all run away leaving her to bleed to death in the neighbourhood deserted by its frightened inhabitants... Miraculously Rachida survives. But she decides to leave Algiers and to seek refuge in the village of a colleague of hers, Yasmina, who lends her a house. She moves in with her mother, who is also a disgraced woman because she is divorced.

starring
Ibtissème DJOUADI, Bahia RACHEDI, Mohamed "Hamid Ramas" REMAS, Abdelkader BELMOKADEM

a film by Yamina BACHIR-CHOUIKH

Algeria / France, 2002, Drama, 93', colour, 35 mm, 1 / 85 Dolby SR, in Arabic and French Subtitled in French

First feature by the director.



Countries: Algeria / France
Year of production: 2002
Release (France): 08/01/2003
Type: Feature Film
Running Time: 93'
Genre: Drama
35 mm
Colour: colour
Ratio Aspect: 1 / 85 Dolby SR Sound
Original version: Arabic and French
Subtitled: English, French
Location: Algeria
Themes: Civil war in Algeria, Dark Decade, courage, women, Woman Filmmaker, violence

CAST
Ibtissem Djouadi (Rachida)
Bahia Rachedi (Aïcha, the mother)
Hamid Remas (Hassen)
Abdelkader Belmokadem (Moktar)
Nacéra MERAH
Rachida MESSAOUDEN
Réda BELGHIAT
Azzedine BOUGHERRA
Zaki BOULENAFED
Amel CHOUIKH
Lynda FARES
Aïda GUECHOUD
Amel KSILI
Narimen LAALALI
Mustapha MERBOUT
Lynda SELLAMI

Directed by
Yamina BACHIR-CHOUIKH

Screenplay
Yamina Bachir-Chouikh

Cinematography
Mustapha Belmihoub (Mustafa Ben Mihoub)

Sound
Rachid Bouaffia
Martin Boisseau

Music
Anne-Olga de Pass

Film Editing
Cécile Andreotti
Yamina Bachir-Chouikh

Sound Editing
Anne-Laure Lermyte
Pascal Desprès

Mixing
Jean-Guy Veran

Costumes Designer:
Mahmia Aarar

Press Attachés: Thierry Lenouvel, Claire Viroulaud

Executive Production:
Ciné Sud Promotion

PRODUCTION:
Ciel Production (Algérie)
Arte France Cinéma (France)
Ciné-Sud Promotion (France)

Distribution France:
Les Films du Paradoxe

World Sales:
Playtime

LINKS
www.cinesudpromotion.com/fr/catalogue/19-catalogue/125-rachida


PRIX / FESTIVALS / AWARDS / DISTINCTIONS / TELEVISIONS

2007 | 1st Festival Miroirs et Cinémas d'Afriques | MARSEILLE, France | June 26, - July 1st, 2007 |
> Winner Feature Film Prize (Prix du Long Métrage)

2004 : Cinemafrica Film Festival | STOCKHOLM, Suéde | 2004
> Sélection

2002 : London Film Festival | LONDON, United Kingdom | 2002
> Winner Satyajit Ray Award

2002 : Festival International du Film d'Amiens | AMIENS, France | 2002
> Winner Audience Prize (Prix du Public)
> Winner Licorne d'Or (Jury Grand Prize)

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