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Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)

Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue (original title)
A group of children living on the street leave their gang, prompting retribution from the gang's leader. After one of the children dies, the rest try to come up with the resources to give their friend a proper burial.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mounïm Kbab ...
Kwita
Mustapha Hansali ...
Omar
Hicham Moussoune ...
Boubker
Abdelhak Zhayra ...
Ali Zaoua
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Dib
Amal Ayouch ...
Ali Zaoua's mother
Mohamed Majd ...
The fisherman
Hicham Ibrahimi ...
The sailor
Nadia Ould Hajjaj ...
Schoolgirl
Abdelkader Lofti ...
Hardware store owner
Khalil Essaadi ...
Khalid
Abdessamad Tourab Seddam ...
Noureddine
Ahmed Lahlil ...
Man in bar
Karim Merzak ...
The marabout's son
Halima Frizi ...
Old woman
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Storyline

Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib's revenge. Ali wants to become a sailor - when he was living with his mother, a prostitute, he used to listen to a fairy tale about the sailor who discovered the miracle island with two suns. Instead of finding his island in the dream, Ali and his friends are confronted with Dib's gang. Matters are getting serious. Written by Anonymous

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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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The position of Omar's hands change between shots when he sits next to Noureddine. See more »

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References The 400 Blows (1959) See more »

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When their friend and leader dies, 3 boys from the street learn to deal with the pain, the confusion and a memorable way to say goodbye.
30 November 2002 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

One of the most beautiful and moving movies I have ever watched! Magnificently directed and acted plus a superb plot. Should have been nominated and should have won an Academy Award. Believe me when I tell you few movies will leave you as shocked and sensitive as this one.


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