Rooftops


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Genre: Drama, Foreign

Cast:
Mourad Khen
Merzak Allouache
Merzak Allouache
Jacques Bidou

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Summary:
Bab el-Oued, Algiers. While time is marked by the muezzin's call to prayer, five stories intersect on the same number of terraces over the course of a whole day. A man is tortured because he refuses to sign a mysterious document for a close relation. A little girl of an intransigent family tries to have a "normal" relationship with her uncle, while shut up in a cage on the roof for reasons kept secret. The owner of the building disappears after having attempted to evict an old woman who is living illegally on the terrace. A group of young men uses the roof for rehearsals prior to a musical performance, until the tragedy of a young woman occurs on the adjacent terrace. At the least opportune ... Full Summary >>