Country:Algerien, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate. Irland, Frankreich  2011
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:89 Minutes30 Seconds
Film series:Neue Filme aus Nordafrika und Südafrika

Director :Bousbia, Safinez
Screenplay:Bousbia, Safinez
Editing:Bonnot, Francoise
Producer:Bousbia, Safinez
 Egger, Heidi
Production company: Quidam Productions
 Eikosi Productions


Almost 50 years later, Tahmi´s old classmates are being reunited for an historic concert in Marseille. The 73 year old Algerian guitarist Mustafa Tahmi takes us on a journey of his past, while his car winds through the intricate streets of the Algerian capital.  It’s the history of his youth where he was playing in a music class, a group of Muslim and Jewish men from the Casbah. They are  musicians who studied and performed together before the political and religious turmoil of Algeria´s War of Independence tore  their close friendships apart. Tahmi and his friends share with us their extraordinary memories, their personal tragedies and their never abandoned musical dreams and we learn that their love of Chaabi music has forged a bond that can never be torn apart between them.
EL GUSTO won two prizes at Abu Dhabi Film Festival: Best Director from the Arab World, and the International Film Critics


El Gusto gewann beim Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011 den Internationalen Preis der Filmkritiker (FIPRESCI) und Safinez Bousbia wurde als beste arabische Regisseurin ausgezeichnet.