Bye Bye

Director:   Karim Dridi
Year:   1995
Language:   French
Time:   107 minutes

This film tells the story of two French-born, Arab teenage brothers who go to live with their uncle in the tenements of Marseilles. The older boy takes the straight and narrow path, getting a well-paying job on the docks, while the younger sibling falls into a dead end life of drugs and crime. Dridi’s film won the Youth Prize at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival

Links

Background on the director Karim Dridi (in French)

Rotten Tomatoes site with links to English language reviews

Article entitled "La Haine, Bye Bye and Mémoires d’immigrés: Questioning France’s Arab Youth Stereotype" in Journal of Academic Research of the University of Florida