BARBÈS CAFÉ

By Larbi AARAB

BANLIEUE WEST - as PROD

Musical - Development 2014

The tale of Algerian immigration in France from colonisation to date through the life of a
small traditional cafe in Paris, all on an arabic music backdrop
Barbes Café tells the story of Algerian immigration since the end of the second world war.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Musical
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ALGERIAN
    • Director(s)
    • Larbi AARAB
    • Producer(s)
    • Leila AMAR (BANLIEUE West), Virginie SILLA-BESSON (EUROPACORP)
    • Synopsis
    • The lives of various immigrants will be intertwined with popular Algerian music, tracing
      souvenirs the café owner- a french woman once in love with an algerian worker, and old
      prostitute now retired, a young football player born in France wondering which coyuntry he
      should represent: France or Algeria. But we will also dive into the lives of these workers who
      thought they would only journey through France to support their family and now see the third
      and fourth generation growing up there.
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