Rachida

Rachida

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Director: Yamina Bachir

Cast: Ibtissem Djouadi, Bahia Rachedi, Hamid Remas

     
 

Directed by Yamina Bachir, this French film chronicles the life of Rachida, a young divorcee who lives with her mother and works as a teacher at a local school. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when she goes to work without wearing a veil over her face. This leaves her prey to a band of terrorists, who promptly kidnap her and instruct one of their members to…  See more details below

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Directed by Yamina Bachir, this French film chronicles the life of Rachida, a young divorcee who lives with her mother and works as a teacher at a local school. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when she goes to work without wearing a veil over her face. This leaves her prey to a band of terrorists, who promptly kidnap her and instruct one of their members to bomb the school. Despite being left for dead, Rachida manages to survive and take refuge in the country side. Rachida was presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002, and features Ibtissem Djouadi, Bahia Rachedi, Rachida Messaouden, Zaki Boulenafed, and Amel Chouikh. ~ Tracie Cooper

Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/2005
UPC:
0720229911498
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

Director interview; Biography; Discussion guide; Film notes

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Locally Made [6:49]
2. Intensive Care [9:44]
3. Pulling Together [6:20]
4. Country of Miracles [7:33]
5. The White City [8:25]
6. Traumatic Events [7:50]
7. Parent's Wishes [6:37]
8. A Family Disgraced [9:45]
9. On the Moon [10:03]
10. Point of No Return [9:12]
11. Hell Is in My Heart [8:40]
12. Credits [2:24]

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Rachida 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The summary of "Rachida" that I see on this site contains a few inaccuracies which I would like to correct since I'm a big fan of the film. First, Rachida's not divorced, she's engaged. (Her mother is the divorced one.) Second, Rachida is approached by the gang of young terrorists because she had taught one of them, NOT because she doesn't veil. Rather than being a film about gender issues in Algeria (as the tone of the original review suggests), this is a story about the civil conflict in Algeria during 1990s and how it affected the lives of everyday citizens. The film is based on a true story (the "real" Rachida refused to take the bomb and did die) and it is a powerful commemoration of the many innocent victims of that decade of violence.