<article> <figure> <img src="http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w780/1UEr1yzdeUNnhoUOXrCOtryWE8R.jpg" title='Omar Gatlato' alt='Omar Gatlato'/> </figure> <h1>Omar Gatlato</h1> <p>A watershed film, Omar Gatlato held a mirror up to Algerian male culture and the mirror cracked. The title refers to the expression "gatlato al-rujula," or, roughly, "machismo killed him" and the film's mordant insights into male posturing and alienation in Algerian society animate this bit of folk wisdom. In mock documentary style, a young man recounts with wry commentary a typical day in his life in the Bab el-Oued quarter of Algiers, while the camera playfully shows a different story. In following Omar and his friends in their pursuit of happiness, the film examines with shrewd humor the gang values of urban youth; their passion for popular culture (soccer, "Hindoo" movies, Rai concerts), their hidden fear of women, and their social insecurity in an environment where they are marginalized.</p> <details><summary>Runtime: 90</summary> <summary>Release date: 1976-07-15</summary></details> </article>