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The Road to Love (2001)
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This romantic-kitsch story goes from Paris to Marseille, from Amsterdam to Morocco via Jean Genet's grave in Larache, and on to Tangiers. The movie tells the story of an Algerian-French ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Karim Tarek ...
Karim
Riyad Echahi ...
Farid
Sihem Benamoune ...
Siam
Zakariya Gouram
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Moroccan Writer
Mustapha Khaddar ...
Naturist from Marseille
Farid Tali ...
French Writer
Mehdi Jouhar ...
Boy from social organization
Roschdy El Glaoui ...
Exhibitionist / artist
Mohamed Garca ...
27-year old Algerian Immigrant
Madjid ...
L'inconnu de Folies
Djamel Lempereur ...
Moroccan Guy
Ali Negrem ...
Moroccan Guy
Nordine Youcef ...
Moroccan Guy
Serge Feuillard ...
Photographer
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This romantic-kitsch story goes from Paris to Marseille, from Amsterdam to Morocco via Jean Genet's grave in Larache, and on to Tangiers. The movie tells the story of an Algerian-French heterosexual young man beginning a sociology study of gay islamic homosexualities and discovering gay love with a young French steward. Written by up and out

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Traveling the Same Old Road in a Very Different Way
16 February 2008 | by (wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie, if for no other reason than its pure exoticism. The story of a Algerian student making a documentary as a University sociology class assignment frames the familiar story of a young male discovering his attraction to men. It's a slender premise, but adequate for the story to be told.

It was interesting to me that the student, Karim, sees homosexuality as a kind of surrender. There is a lot of anxiety about who is active and who is passive, as if there is no middle ground, or as if gay men sodomize and exclude all other sex acts. I suppose this is because Karim's interest is piqued when he learns of the pre-1940 same sex marriages in his culture. He seems only to be able to accept his gayness in this context of faux heterosexuality.

I liked the video-cinema-verite style--it added to the immediacy of the story. I liked watching the relationship develop between Karim and his admirer. And I liked the introduction to Algerian culture. As another reviewer mentions, the actors are attractive and real: there are no bronzed pecs and abs here. That alone makes this gay-themed film exotic . . . .


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