Marock

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Release Date: April 7, 2006 (limited)

1h 40m | Drama, Romance


Casablanca at the end of the 1990s. A group of rich kids are having a fantastic time kicking up their heels at parties, falling in love, making friends, driving around in fast cars and taking exams. They all realize that everything will change when they finish school.

Rita is a member of this clique. She has no time for Moroccan traditions. Although she is a Muslim, things like wearing a veil, walking around with her head bowed and observing Ramadan are simply not her thing. And when she’s at a party with her friends, the ban on alcohol is not the only rule that’s ignored. The observance of religious rituals is anathema to her, as are the customs and ideas of decency and morals that have been handed down from one generation to another. She is much more interested in Youri, the best-looking boy in the whole school. She’s dying to spend some time with him – alone.

Youri is Jewish. Jews and Muslims live in peaceful co-existence in Casablanca at the time. But there are limits beyond which nobody dares to tread. Rita’s brother Mao returns home after having spent a long time abroad. He looks haggard and is now wearing a beard. His newly-awakened religious zeal casts a dull shroud over the hitherto cheerful, liberal family. Will Rita and Youri be able to stay together?
Director: Laïla Marrakchi
Studio: Christal Films
Producer(s): Adeline Lecallier, Alain Rocca, Stéphanie Carreras
Cast: Morjana Alaoui, Matthieu Boujenah, Assaad Bouab, Fatym Layachi, Razika Simozrag, Rachid Benassain
Writer(s): Laïla Marrakchi
Official Site: http://www.marock-lefilm.com

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