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by Yanis Koussim


The sun sets over the Bay of Algiers. The city walls start to lose their shiny white, making room for the reality of the night, plain and lit by faded electric lights. Some young in-line skaters raid the streets of the capital, capturing video of themselves to post on the Internet. A middle-aged man roams without purpose. A young prostitute starts her ‘night’. Some wealthy, idle young men go clubbing. A photographer speaks of her art. An insomniac woman is afraid to step out of her home. All tell their stories. Not all will see the sun rise.

international title: Algiers by Night
original title: Algiers by Night
country: Algeria, France, Qatar
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Yanis Koussim
film run: 90'
screenplay: Yanis Koussim
producer: Claire Mazeau-Karoum
production: Une Chambre à Soi Productions (DZ)
backing: Doha Film Institute (QA)
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