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Hush Hush Baby (2004)
"Shouf shouf habibi!" (original title)

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Abdullah 'Ap' Bentarek may be happy that, unlike his Uncle Yusuf who stayed in the ancestral Moroccan mountain village, his own father, Ali, moved to the Netherlands. However, the boy has ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Salah Eddine Benmoussa ...
Ali Bentarek
Zohra 'Flifla' Slimani ...
Khadija Bentarek
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Samir 'Sam' Bentarek
Iliass Ojja ...
Tanja Jess ...
Maja
Frank Lammers ...
Chris
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Leila Bentarek
Mimoun Ouled Radi ...
Rachid
Mohammed Chaara ...
Leo Alkemade ...
Robbie
Winston Gerschtanowitz ...
Daan
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Britt
Bridget Maasland ...
Carlie
Ahmed Kamal ...
Youssef
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Abdullah 'Ap' Bentarek may be happy that, unlike his Uncle Yusuf who stayed in the ancestral Moroccan mountain village, his own father, Ali, moved to the Netherlands. However, the boy has lousy friends, who are his partners in crime (in the legal sense), and unrealistic expectations at the employment office. Even when a relative gets him the office job he claimed to crave in the very bank his mates dream of robbing, he messes it up in a single day and rejoins the louts. Meanwhile his sister Leila refuses to be married off, and kid brother Driss abuses father's ignorance of the Dutch language to pretend the school's complaints about him are compliments. Written by KGF Vissers

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Shot in 25 days. See more »

Quotes

Ap: What are the five differences between E.T. and a Moroccan? 1: E.T. had a bike of his own. 2: E.T. looked good. 3: E.T. came alone. 4: E.T. wanted to learn the language. 5: E.T. wanted to go back where he came from.
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THE MICROPHONE SONG
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A delightful insight......
24 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Albert Ter Heert does a marvelous job in showing the viewers the inside of a sensitive issue in the Netherlands - integration. A heart warming and funny, bitter-sweet story with high-octane entertainment; Shouf Shouf Habibi enriches the viewer with insight into the struggle of a traditional Moroccan family trying to integrate into Dutch society, while maintaining their "identity" as well. An all-too-familiar scenario that occurs in every nation on earth; integrating into a society that neither understands nor fully accepts you is a challenge that every immigrant must face. The Dutch and Moroccan actors in this movie were most genuine in their presentation of the topic. It's an eye-opener to the ubiquitous intolerance of the unfamiliar in every society, but is presented in a light-hearted, enjoyable way that both educates and entertains. A delight to the senses.


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