100% Arabica (1997)
1997. 85 minutes. France and Algeria. Director: Mahmoud Zemmouri. Feature Film
French with English subtitles. A run-down district on the outskirts of Paris named after a broken advertising sign, there is always something going on in Arabica. The mayor, who is running for re-election, wants things to quiet down and strikes a deal with two small-time crooks converted for the occasion into pseudo-imans. Starring the internationally renown Rai singers Rachid Khaled and Cheb Mami.