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by Djamel Bensalah


June 1988, music day, the Parisian suburbs. A few youngsters are talking about the coming vacations. Among them, there is Yacine, 19, of North African origin, and Johnny, a blond-haired guy with a fair skin and a slim figure. Yacine cannot stand to spend the vacations in Algeria and he does want to go there with his parents this year. Johnny have never been to Algeria would love to go there.

international title: Once Upon a Time in the Oued
original title: Il était une fois dans l’Oued
country: France
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Djamel Bensalah
film run: 93'
release date: FR 19/10/2005, BE 26/10/2005
screenplay: Djamel Bensalah, Gilles Laurent
cast: Julien Courbey, Sid Ahmed Agoumi, David Saracino, Karina Testa, Marilou Berry, Amina Annabi, Medy Kerouani, Karim Belkhadra
cinematography by: Pascal Gennesseaux
film editing: Jean-François Elie
costumes designer: Fabio Perrone
producer: Franck Chorot
production: Gaumont (FR), France 2 Cinéma (FR), Canal + (France), TPS Star (FR)
distributor: Gaumont Columbia Tristar Films (FR)
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