Rachid Bouchareb (born September 1, 1959) is a French film director of Algerian descent.
Bouchareb was born near Paris. From 1977 to 1983, he worked as an assistant director for France’s state television production company, S.F.P. Subsequetly, he worked for broadcasters TF1 and Antenne 2. He formed a production company called 3B with his associate Jean Bréhat in 1988.
Bouchareb began making short films in the 1980s. His featured film debut came in 1985 with Baton Rouge. Since then his acclaimed films have included Dust of Life (which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 1995); Little Senegal (which was shown in competition at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival; and Days of Glory, which received the Best Foreign Language Film nomination in 2006 and also won prizes at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Bouchareb’s films have a following amongst international cineastes.
His film, Hors-la-loi, competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2010 Cannes Film… read more
This guy seems like an idiot- London River was sloppy and questionable in its politics, and Outside the Law sounds even worse. Cahiers du Cinema writes that it has no point in its telling the history of the French-Algerian War from the point of view of the FLN except to be militant, and that Bouchareb doesn't even do it well: "the characters are caricatures, the script, naïve...like in a picture book."