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David R Williams's rating of the film Viva Laldjérie

"Just another soap opera in less deft hands, Nadir Mokneche's (AKA the Algerian Almodovar's) "Viva Laldjerie" jumps off the screen with humor, poignancy and local color. Tale of a 27-year-old and her ex-cabaret dancer mother forced to make their way in Algiers as fundamentalism undermines even the arts, brims with human drama." - Variety. Top notch cast all around. Lubna Azabal is spellbinding.