A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, and the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story beginning with five career crooks in a seemingly random police lineup.
Haunted by the loss of her child, Nyla Jayde (Amira Casar), a brilliant criminal defence lawyer, takes on a case involving a 14th century Moroccan legend, a vengeful spirit named Kandisha. Jerome Cohen Olivar's chilling, gripping horror takes a stellar cast - David Carradine as the mysterious character of 'The American', alongside Hiam Abbass - and weaves the ancient legend into a gripping contemporary courtroom drama. Jayde has to convince not only the jury, but her colleagues and her husband Mehdi that it was Kandisha, rather than the wronged woman Mona Bendrissi, brilliantly played by Abbass, who decapitated Bendrissi's husband. She is assisted by 'the Cabalist' - giving Olivar the opportunity to shoot atmospheric scenes in the souk and an ancient castle, among other stunning locations. This stylish, brooding supernatural thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.
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