DVD Algeria: Drink, Smoke and Love (DVD 7048950),
back to browsing

Algeria: Drink, Smoke and Love

  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • The title may be slightly misleading: in lieu of a hard-bitten expos about Algerian turmoil, this 2002 opus begins with then 24-year-old Swedish director Agnieszka ?ukasiak standing in front of a mirror and filming herself. She openly acknowledges her inability to value life, and her desire to face danger and suffering in order to change this. Not long after, ?ukasiak treks off to Algeria, camera-in-hand, and begins to film her experiences. She gets something considerably different than what she bargained for, however: scenes of mild youthful rebellion (teens drinking, smoking, and dancing to Madonna), alternating with images of the most brutal armed conflict. Then Lukasiak begins to develop feelings for the young man she is staying with, but he cannot commit to her given his familial obligations. Later, after a short return to Sweden, ?ukasia flies back to Algeria, hoping to salvage the relationship, but gets pulled much more deeply and irreversibly into the political conflict that is transpiring.
0 Stars 0 average rating
  • Genre: War
  • Run Time: 94:00
  • UPC: 825307924299
Out of Stock
Our price $23.15
Add to wishlist

What viewers like you said...

Have you seen this movie? Be the first to write a review

Also suggested for you...

  • buy now for


  • buy now for


  • buy now for


  • buy now for