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'A Stormy Summer Night' ('Orage'): Film Review - Hollywood Reporter

debuting director Fabrice Camoin tries to update the material to contemporary times, but winds up with an uneven mélange of psychological drama and stylistic thriller in A Stormy Summer Night ( Orage ). Starring comic actress Marina Fois , cast... Obliquely cutting between two storylines that will eventually fuse together, the film follows the travails of alcoholic Parisian bourgeoise , Maria (Fois), whose road trip to Spain with her crotchety husband ( Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ) and friend... While wandering the grounds in a drunken stupor, Maria crosses paths with Nabil (Bouajila), a French North African fleeing from the cops after shooting his wife and her lover in what was clearly a crime of passion. During the joy(less) ride, Camoin never really delves into either character’s psyche, and we’re constantly left pondering who these people are: If Nabil at least has an excuse for his act Maria comes across as a blithering, binge-drinking mess,... Editing by Muriel Breton ( Hideaway ) faithfully mimics the enigmatic style of Duras’ writing, but can sometimes seem too abstruse, as if scenes were left on the cutting room floor for other reasons. Fully committed performances by Fois ( Polisse ) and Bouajila ( Outside the Law ) cannot overcome an underlying sense of dramatic inertia, leaving us with two people who travel to what seems like the end of the earth, but never really wind up. Source: www.hollywoodreporter.com

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  • 'A Stormy Summer Night' ('Orage'): Film Review

    10/09/15 ,via Hollywood Reporter

    Starring comic actress Marina Fois, cast heavily against type as a woman under the influence of booze and a bad marriage, and Sami Bouajila as the fugitive she tries to help escape from a double-murder charge, the elliptically spun narrative (scripted

  • Face à la diversité, le pragmatisme hollywoodien

    10/27/15 ,via RTBF

    Quant aux acteurs d'origine arabe, l'attente fut (un peu) moins longue : Omar Sharif (2004) et Tahar Rahim (2010) ont tout deux reçu un César dans la catégorie meilleur acteur. Kad Merad et Sami Bouajila ont, eux, décroché le César du meilleur second

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  • Screening Integration

    U of Nebraska Press. 2012. ISBN: 9780803238381,080323838X. 282 pages.

    North African immigrants, once confined to France’s social and cultural margins, have become a strong presence in France’s national life. Similarly, descendants of immigrants from Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia have gained mainstream recognition as filmmakers and as the subject of films. The first collective volume on this topic, Screening Integration offers a sustained critical analysis of this cinema. In particular, contributors evaluate how Maghrebi films have come to participate in, promote, and, at the same time, critique France’s integration. In the process, these essays reflect on the conditions that allowed for the burgeoning of this cinema in the first place, as well as on the social changes the films delineate. Screening Integration brings together established scholars in the fields of postcolonial, Francophone, and film studies to address the latest developments in this cinematic production. These authors explore the emergence of various genres that recast the sometimes fossilized idea of ethnic difference. Screening Integration provides a much-needed reference for those interested in comprehending the complex shifts in twenty-first-century French cinema and in the multicultural social formations that have become an integral part of contemporary France in the new millennium.

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  • Drole de Felix (The Adventures of Felix) (2001)

    08/31/15 ,via PopMatters

    The title character in the new French comedy-drama, The Adventures of Felix, is not a cartoon feline, but an unemployed, gay Frenchman of Arab descent. Felix is a generally carefree fellow who gets pleasure out of the simple things in life, like watching ...

  • Weinsteins and IFC Team for "Indigenes" in North America

    08/24/15 ,via Indiewire

    Set during World War II, the film stars James Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Sami Bouajila and Roschdy Zem about four North African soldiers who came to Europe to fight for occupied France. The foursome, among 130,000 other "indigenous soldiers" sent to liberate ...

  • Sami Bouajila

    08/04/15 ,via Economic Times

    This came after 46-year-old Sami has submitted a representation to the Home Ministry on May 26, 2015 requesting his stay in India on humanitarian grounds. I respect my earlier two wives for the times we shared: Adnan Sami ET I am an incurable romantic.

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Sami Bouajila - IMDb

Sami Bouajila, Actor: The Siege. Sami Bouajila was born on May 12, 1966 in Échirolles, Isère, France. He is an actor, known for The Siege (1998), The Adventures of ...

Sami Bouajila - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Born (1966-05-12) 12 May 1966 (age 49) Grenoble, France: Awards: Best Supporting Actor ... Sami Bouajila (born 12 May 1966) is a French-Tunisian actor.

Sami Bouajila - Biography - IMDb

Sami Bouajila was born on May 12, 1966 in Échirolles, Isère, France. He is an actor, known for The Siege (1998), The Adventures of Felix (2000) and ...

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