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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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Interesting look at the society we live in
17 June 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Low-budget movie describes how difficult life can be. The story of Khaled, a young boy born to a French-Canadian mother and an Arab father. Khaled lives with his mother in an apartment complex in Toronto. Having recently visited some of these buildings, I can corroborate the way the director puts them: some kind of death hole. Even more difficult for the newly arrived immigrants who have to face constant double-standard behaviors towards them.

The movie might seem to run long a bit, but it's an overall touching film. A movie that needed to be made.

Out of 100, I gave it 80. That's good for *** out of ****.

Seen at the Carleton Odeon Cinemas, in Toronto, on April 26th, 2002.


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