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ENOUGH! (Barakat!)

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ENOUGH! (Barakat!)

Director: Djamila Sahraoui
Algeria, France   |   2006   |   94 minutes
Arabic, with subtitles in English
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FILM INFORMATION

Synopsis Set in war-torn Algeria in the 1990s, Enough! follows two women on the dangerous search for the younger woman's husband, a journalist whose writings resulted in his disappearance. Both women represent anachronisms in Islamist Algeria: the younger woman is a doctor, the older a nurse with vivid memories of Algeria's fight for independence. Ignoring curfews and the constant threat of ambush by armed militias, the two women challenge the men they encounter to accept them and help them with their search. Their journey leads them across the picturesque landscapes of Algeria, to a deeper understanding of how their lives were shaped by their country's history.

About the Director Djamila Sahraoui was born in Algeria in 1950, and has lived in France since 1975. After studying literature in Algeria, she studied filmmaking at l'IDHEC in Paris. Her early short films include Houria (1980), Avoir 2000 ans dans les Aurès (1990), and Prénom Marianne (1992). Sahraoui's documentaries, La Moitié du ciel d'Allah (1995), Algérie, la vie quand même (1998) and Algérie, la vie toujours (2001), explore conditions in Algeria during the decade of civil war. She was awarded the Villa Médicis Hors les Murs prize in 1997. Enough! is her first feature film.

Available Screening Formats 35mm, DVD. Digibeta available upon request

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Featured in the Global Lens 2007 film series.




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CAST

Amel - Rachida Brakni
Khadidja - Fettouma Bouamari
Old man - Zahir Bouzrar
Nadia - Malika Belbey
Bilal - Amine Kedam

CREW

Director - Djamila Sahraoui
Writer - Djamila Sahraoui, Cécile Vargaftig
Executive Producer - Nelly Mabilat
Producer - Richard Copans
Cinematographer - Katell Dijan
Editor - Catherine Gouze
Sound - Dominique Vieillard
Music - Nurberdy Allaberdyev

REVIEWS

"An absorbing look at a woman whose inner determination is matched only by the unrest around her." -Variety

“A tense, engrossing and brilliantly acted drama, 'Barakat!' is . . . a stirring tale of female heroism that confronts the uncomfortable history of a troubled region.” -London Film Festival

“Anchored by a pair of magnificently intense lead performances, 'Barakat!' is a women's story set in a country wracked by violence.” -Melbourne International Film Festival

"A fiercely intense performance!" -Variety

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

2006
Special Award; Best African Film, FESTIVAL CINEMA AFRICANO, ASIA, AMERICA LATINO, MILAN
Forum section, BERLINALE
BFI 50TH LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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