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Bye Bye
Bye Bye

Feature Film

Karim Dridi


107 minutes

French and Arabic with English subtitles
    Winner: Award of the Youth, Cannes Film Festival - 1995

"Eloquent and haunting with the intensity of an American gangster movie." - The Boston Globe

One of France's most exciting new directors delivers an affecting story with Bye Bye. Ismael, a handsome 25 year old haunted by guilt over a family tragedy leaves Paris and arrives in the French port city of Marseilles with his 14 year old brother, Mouloud. Their uncle's family, who lives in a seedy, raucous section of town, welcomes them. As IsmaŽl finds honest work on the docks, Mouloud is taken under the wing of his teenaged cousin, Rhida, whose dabblings as a drug dealer introduce young Mouloud to a terrifying world of violence.

Riding the tensions between the personal and the political Bye Bye examines the conflict arising between a generation of North Africans still attached to their homeland and that of their French-born children carving a home in a place that does not want them.

Rental Information
This film is available from AFD on 35mm and video for public screenings and television broadcast. For information regarding rental rates and formats, please contact [email protected] for institutional/non-theatrical screenings, or [email protected] for theatrical, festival, television, or other bookings.

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