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Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
"Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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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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ESP 4,048,236 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Omar grabs coins out of the ashtray, but makes no sound when he drops them in his pocket. There is also no sound when he gets the lighter out of the same pocket. See more »

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its naturalness is astonishing....very rare
16 April 2002 | by (Antwerp, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Only seldom have I seen a movie that's so realistic. It definitely has an enlighting influence on ones mind. The way you look at the world really does change after seeing those poor and yet so, in a heart-touching way, funny streetchildren. One of my top ten movies, I assure you !!


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