DirectorDjamila Sahraoui Music directorAlla CountryAlgeria
Release date16 February 2006 WriterDjamila Sahraoui, Cecile Vargaftig Initial releaseSeptember 13, 2006 (France) ScreenplayDjamila Sahraoui, Cecile Vargaftig CastRachida Brakni (Amel), Malika Belbey, Abdelbacet Benkhalifa, Abdelkrim Beriber, Ahmed Berrahma, Fettouma Bouamari Similar moviesCaptain America: Civil War, The Last Samurai, Gone with the Wind, Beautiful Creatures, Anna and the King, The Killing Fields
Barakat! is a 2006 French/Algerian drama film directed by Djamila Sahraoui. It premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on 16 February 2006.
During the Algerian Civil War, Amel (Rachida Brakni) is a doctor who, on returning home from work one day, discovers that her journalist husband has gone missing. Receiving no help from the authorities, she decides to look for him herself. She is helped by another woman, Khadidja.
Rachida Brakni as Amel
Fattouma Ousliha Bouamari as Khadidja
Zahir Bouzerar as Le vieil homme
Malika Belbey as Nadia
Amine Kedam as Bilal
Ahmed Berrhama as Karim
Abdelbacet Benkhalifa as L'homme du barrage
Abdelkrim Beriber as Le policier
Ahmed Benaissa as Homme accueil hôpital
Mohamed Bouamari as Hadj Slimane
At the 2007 Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou, Barakat! won the Oumarou Ganda Award for the Best First Work, the award for Best Music and the award for Best Screenplay. It also won the prize for Best Arab Film at the third Dubai International Film Festival.