Alger-Beyrouth: Pour Memoire (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - France, Lebanon  |  
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Algerian-born director Merzouk Allouache helmed this French-Lebanese romantic drama in French and Arabic dialogue. Franco-Lebanese journalist Laurence (Fabienne Babe), who left Beirut in 1975 when the civil war began, returns and runs across Rachid (Georges Corraface), whom she knew in Algiers. They wander about, visit Baalbek, discuss politics, and get romantic. Laurence listens to Rachid's reasons for self-exile and plans to pack him off to Paris. Shown at the 1998 Locarno Film Festival.

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friendship, journalism, love, politician, romance