Bye-Bye Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Bye-Bye the Movie

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Ismael (Bouajila), 25, and his 14-year-old brother Mouloud (Embarek) are French-born Arabs whose parents have abruptly returned to their Tunisian homeland after a family tragedy. The brothers have travelled from Paris to stay with their uncle (Ahourari) and his family in the port city of Marseilles. Their cousin Rhida (Mammeri), a petty criminal involved with drugs, takes the innocent Mauloud under his wing and hides him away so the boy won't be sent back to his parents. Ismael desperately roams the city trying to find his brother while he also struggles to make a fresh start amidst much societal hostility. French and Arabic with subtitles.


Wellspring Media, A Division of Genius Products, Inc., 2230 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90904, Phone: (310)453-1222, Fax: (310)453-0074, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Crime Drama, Brothers & Sisters, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Immigration, Cousins
Karim Dridi
Sami Bouajila, Ouassini Embarek, Benhaissa Ahourari, Sofiane Mammeri, Jamila Darwich-Farah, Nozha Khouadra
John Mathieson
Karim Dridi
Jimmy Oihid, Steve Shehan
Alain Rozanes, ADR Productions

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