Viva Laldjerie

Viva Laldjerie

Director: Nadir Mokneche

Cast: Lubna Azabal, Biyouna, Nadia Kaci

     
 

A women living in a city that is slowly being transformed by Muslim activists takes a small stand for the glories of decadence in this comedy drama. Mrs. Sandjak (Biyouna) is a flamboyant and headstrong woman living in Algiers who, in her younger days, earned a living as an exotic dancer known as "Papicha." As Muslim fundamentalists begin taking a greater measure of…  See more details below

Overview

A women living in a city that is slowly being transformed by Muslim activists takes a small stand for the glories of decadence in this comedy drama. Mrs. Sandjak (Biyouna) is a flamboyant and headstrong woman living in Algiers who, in her younger days, earned a living as an exotic dancer known as "Papicha." As Muslim fundamentalists begin taking a greater measure of control over the city, the decidedly non-fundamentalist Papicha finds herself living in a run-down hotel with her daughter, Goucem (Lubna Azabal). Goucem is an attractive twentysomething who works in a photo shop, and has been having an affair with a doctor (Lounes Tazairt), though to her chagrin he seems little inclined to leave his wife for her. Mrs. Sandjak has found a kindred spirit in her next-door neighbor Fifi (Nadia Kaci), a cheerful prostitute who sees no shame in her profession, and the former dancer makes friends with Tiziri (Lynda Harchaoui), a young girl who likes Papicha's brash style and wants to learn how to dance. One day, Mrs. Sandjak receives word that a celebrated nightclub where she once performed is being turned into a mosque; saddened and enraged that the city she knew is changing, she decides to find a venue that will still allow her to dance as she sets out to resume her career.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2006
UPC:
0616892621126
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Film Movement
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:53:00
Sales rank:
91,607

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lubna Azabal Goucem
Biyouna Mrs. Sandjak ("Papicha")
Nadia Kaci Fifi
Jalil Naciri Samir
Waguih Takla Mr. Mouffok
Lounes Tazairt Dr. Aniss Sassi
Akim Isker Yacine Sassi
Aissa Fabien Busetta Yacine's Friend
Lynda Harchaoui Tiziri
Kamel Abdeli Nounou

Technical Credits
Nadir Mokneche Director,Screenwriter
Pierre Bastaroli Score Composer
Olivier Beriot Costumes/Costume Designer
Lotfi Bouchouchi Producer
Jacques Bufnoir Production Designer
Denis Delcampe Producer
Bertrand Gore Producer
Jean-Claude Larrieu Cinematographer
Nathalie Mesuret Producer
Daniel Ollivier Sound/Sound Designer
Ludo Troch Editor

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Viva Laldjérie [8:46]
2. A Night Out [8:38]
3. Father's Flowers [10:27]
4. Another Drink [10:30]
5. Is it a Sin? [11:10]
6. Fifi [10:24]
7. No Prince Charming [10:35]
8. State Property [9:57]
9. Missing Persons [8:50]
10. Lost and Found [9:34]
11. Second Chances [8:11]
12. Credits [3:29]

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