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Khaled (2001)

 -  Drama  -  10 March 2002 (USA)
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Adolescent Khaled lives with his drug-addict French-Canadian mother Monique in a Toronto tenement, his Moroccan father totally out of the picture. He is often bullied at school being a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Khaled
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Monique Dourlon (as Michelle Duquet)
Normand Bissonnette ...
Little François
Michael Kanev ...
Ivan
Lynne Deragon ...
Rosa
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Mr. Borquin
Gerry Quigley ...
Vice Principal Findlay
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Teacher
Richard Banel ...
Fred the Bully
Alex Hood ...
Bully's Sidekick
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Clarissa
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Grocer
Liza Balkan ...
Evicted Woman
Ann Page ...
Annoyed Tenant
Daniel Stemer ...
Young Fence
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Adolescent Khaled lives with his drug-addict French-Canadian mother Monique in a Toronto tenement, his Moroccan father totally out of the picture. He is often bullied at school being a visible minority. He has lived in foster homes in the past, but both he and Monique cling to each other as the only family each has, and as Khaled had been abused in past foster homes. Monique has taught him to be suspect of authority as they believe any authority's prime motivation is to separate them. This need to be together is despite Monique not being able to take care of him properly as witnessed by them living on canned soup and stolen frozen pizza. Khaled has had to grow up faster than he should as he largely takes care of Monique, who is often bedridden, and as he defends himself and another immigrant kid named Ivan against their bullies. It is because of all these factors in combination that Khaled, after his mother passes away one evening in their apartment, decides to hide the fact of her ... Written by Huggo

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Touching, Provocative, & Cool
15 January 2003 | by (North Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

This is what indie films should be. Khaled combines the sweetness and story of a feature film with the raw, real-life feel of a documentary.... in a way that is uniquely entertaining and truly provocative.

Be prepared to relate to a child character like none before. You'll be talking about this around the water cooler tomorrow... and you won't forget Khaled for a lifetime.


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