Karnaval (1999)

  |  Drama

Karnaval (1999) Poster

While the local population of Dunkerque drinks away their dissatisfaction in life during the yearly Karnaval, second generation Algerian immigrant Larbi gets mixed up in the festivities looking for the local girl Bea.


Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

13 October 1999 | rbreen
A charming film three people in the Dunkirk carnival.
A charming, sometimes funny film about a young Arab man on his way to Marseilles who gets caught up in the carnival in Dunkirk, where everyone lets their hair down and the normal rules of behaviour are waived for a while. He falls in love with Bea, a young woman who is torn between her attraction to the handsome young stranger and Christian, her husband. Some moments of visual splendour adorn a simple tale about the foolish little things we do in our lives.

Critic Reviews

Did You Know?


Plot Summary




Release Date:

3 March 1999



Country of Origin

France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland

Filming Locations

Dunkerque, Nord, France

Contribute to this page

The Best TV and Movies to Watch in March

Read our editors' picks for the movies and shows we're watching in March, including "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," Boss Level, and Zack Snyder's Justice League.

Browse our picks

True Crime Documentaries You Need to Watch

Whether you're a true-crime sleuth or just getting started, we have four documentaries from 2020 with unique takes on unraveling true crimes.

Watch the video

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com