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100% Arabica Review


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There must be something about Muslim-French-Algerian immigrant culture that gets lost in translation to white-boy-from-Texas culture. Reportedly a comedy, 100% Arabica is so steeped in the obscure subculture of French-Muslim tradition and Algerian Rai music that westerners are going to have a hard time relating to the movie.

To make any sense of it, you have to think of 100% Arabica as a French-Algerian version of The Full Monty. In a neighborhood on the outskirts of Paris, a group of dirt-poor Algerian immigrant musicians want nothing more than to infuse their traditional Algerian Rai music with western rap sounds and play to packed houses in the 'hood. Unfortunately, an evil and corrupt mosque-running mafia zealot named Slimane wants to stomp the music out, and the groups clash.

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