Viva Laldjérie
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Viva Laldjérie
A women living in a city that is slowly being transformed by Muslim activists takes a small stand for the glories of decadence in this comedy drama. Mrs. Sandjak (Biyouna) is a flamboyant and headstrong woman living in Algiers who, in her younger days, earned a living as an exotic dancer known as "Papicha." As Muslim fundamentalists begin taking a greater measure of control over the city, the decidedly non-fundamentalist Papicha finds herself living in a run-down hotel with her daughter, Goucem (Lubna Azabal). Goucem is an attractive twentysomething who works in a photo shop, and has… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of those absorbing movies that's completely in touch with the lives it portrays."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Thin but engaging. If you like your travelogue with a bit of story tossed in, it could be just the ticket."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"The White City is subtly, memorably captured."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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