Barakat! (Algeria: 2006)


Djamila Sahraoui

Cast list

Rachida Brakni - Amel

Fattouma Ousliha Bouamari - Khadidja

Zahir Bouzerar - Le Vieil Homme

Malika Belbey - Nadia

Amine Kedam - Bilal

Ahmed Berrhama - Karim

Abdelbacet Benkhalifa - L'homme du barrage

Abdelkrim Beriber Le policier

Ahmed Benaissa - Homme accueil hôpital

Mohamed Bouamari - Hadj Slimane

Karim Zenasni - Le chauffard

Adel Benamar - Islamiste 1

Mehdi Yacef - Islamiste 2

Arslane Lerari - L'homme poli

Yacine Bendjemline - Pharmacien 1

Mohamed Himour - Le chanteur

Mustapha Ayad - L'épicier

Rabah Lechea - Pharmacien 2

Djelloul Laid - Taxi 1

Hakim Zelloum - Taxi 2

Yacine Moussouni - Le Dragueur


Lotfi Bouchouchi - Co-producer

Richard Copans - Producer

Nelly Mabilat - Executive Producer

Alla - Music

Katell Djian - Cinematography

Catherine Gouze - Film Editing

Maya Serrulla - Casting

Nadjet Taibouni - Casting

Ramdane Kacer - Production Design

Fatiha Soufi - Costume Design

Rachida Messaad - Key makeup artist

Salim Abdallah - Assistant Unit Managaer

Ahmed Berrhama - Assistant Unit Manager

Aymed Brak - Unit Production Manager

Samy Ouahmed Yahia   - Assistant Unit Manager

Jean-Christophe Cardineau - Production Manager

Tarek Yahiaoui - Assistant Unit Manager

Marc Atgé - First Assistant Director

Adel Mohamed Kacer - Assistant Art Director

Liès Smaïll - Assistant Art Director

Bertrand Boudaud - Foley Artist

Olivier Schwob - Sound

Julien Sicart - Assistant Sound

Dominique Viellard - Sound Editor/Sound Re-recording Mixer

Mohamed Cherif Abada - Still Photographer

Athmane Abane - Second Assistant Camera

Said Bouadna - Electrician

Arnaud Gross - Electrician

Redouane Kesri - Electrician

Salah Mehallia - Electrician

Raphaël O'Byrne - Camera Operator

Nicolas Milteau - Assistant Editor

Eric Salleron - Color Timer

Karim Ouchene - Driver

Sylvain Quoirez - Driver

Camille Rochette - Driver

Youssef Senane - Driver

Jennifer Gay - Translator: English Subtitles

Zoubida Larab - Translator

Isabelle Le Grix - Script Supervisor

Saïd Mokdad - Administrator


Set in 1990s when Algeria is in the middle of a civil war, Barakat! follows two women, Amel, a doctor, and Khadija, a women who fought against the French for independence as a young girl. Believing Amel’s husband to be captured by Islamic terrorists, they band together for their search for Amel’s husband. During their search, they come into conflict not only with terrorists, but with each other. With a difference in how they live their lives and their political views, they struggle to work together in order to save amel’s husband.


Cockrell, Eddie. Review: ‘Barakat! Variety (online magazine)

Barakat! – A Film Well Worth Your Time Algeria (blog)

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