Barakat! ("Blessings!") 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.

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    director Djamila Sahraoui
    editor Catherine Gouze
    genre drama
    keywords algerian civil war civil war doctor who
    musicBy Allá
    producer Richard Copans
    publisher Pierre Grise Distribution