Cast & Crew
Micky El Mazroui
Djamel is a serious young man who works and lives in a Paris suburb. His brother Nordine, however, is a heroin addict and dealer who is mistakenly killed by the police. In the end, Djamel joins a riot organized by angry friends to avenge Nordine's tragic death.
Awarded the Golden Leopard Award at 1995 Locarno Film Festival.
Shown at Contemporary Films of the African Diaspora Festival in New York City November 24 - December 8, 1995.
Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (in competition) August 3-13, 1995.
subtitled English and French
The film derives its title from the hip hop-inflected "Rai" music of North Africa that young Arab immigrants claim as their own.