EL GUSTO: THE GOOD MOOD

By Safinez BOUSBIA

QUIDAM FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Production 2007


    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Drama
    • Countries
    • IRELAND, ALGERIA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ALGERIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Safinez BOUSBIA
    • Writer(s)
    • Safinez BOUSBIA, Heidi EGGER
    • Producer(s)
    • Safinez BOUSBIA (Quidam Productions), Heidi EGGER (Quidam Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • 73 year old Algerian guitarist Mustafa Tahmi is late for a reunion. A big reunion. As his car winds through the intricate streets of the Algerian capital, Tahmi takes us on a journey into the past, the intimate story of the music class of his youth, a group of Muslim and Jewish men from the Casbah, musicians who studied and performed together before the political and religious turmoil of Algeria's War of Independence tore their close friendships apart. Almost 50 years later, Tahmi's old classmates are being reunited for an historic concert in Marseille. As Tahmi and his friends journey from Algiers and Paris to Marseille, they share with us their extraordinary memories, their personal tragedies and their never-abandoned musical dreams and we learn that their love of Chaabi music has forged a bond that can never be torn apart.
    • Partners & financing
    • Irish Film Board
      ENTV (Algerian National Broadcaster)
      ONDA (Algerian Copyright Agency)
      CCF (Centre Cultural Francais d'Alger)
      French Embassy of Algiers
    • Production schedule
    • 19 September - 10 November 2006 (first phase photography)
      August 20 - September 15 2007 (final phase photography)
      October 2007 - January 2008 (post production)
      March/April 2008 - delivery
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2006
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