The story of Dr. Yehia, a psychotherapist at Al Abbasia hospital. He works in the department treating the criminally insane, only to find his best friend to be one of the patients. Trying ... See full summary »
Karim Abdel Aziz,
Khaled El Sawy,
In 2010, Four documentary filmmakers travel to Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada in search of clues regarding the ancient myth of Nanabijou, and missing persons cases. Their journey brings them ... See full summary »
Two young couples have chosen a new site for their Saturday night drinking binge: an abandoned barrack with a legend. 45 years ago, a young girl, mentally handicapped, was seduced and raped by soldiers, strangled and then burned.
After her twin sister is accused of witchcraft and beheaded by a fanatical religious cult, a young woman walks the razor sharp edge between myth and reality seeking the truth, hoping not to lose her head in the process.
A down and out soldier is not adjusting well to civilian life and his marriage is on the verge of collapse. When one fateful day the sun changes color and emits an eerie yellow/green light ... See full summary »
Brian James Southard,
Over 2000 years ago, the 12 Apostles of Christ were warned that one day Satan would retaliate against God, for casting he and his Angels into hell, so the Apostles each made a special ... See full summary »
After leaving Morocco amidst racial tensions spurred by the Yom Kippur war, the son of a once famous Jewish musician travels to his home country to bury his father. As he meets the members of the band, his life unexpectedly transforms.
Well, well. What do we have here? It is not like anything you've seen before. It is foreign territory yet there is something deliciously familiar with this movie. Being a film buff, I would imagine one could easily qualify it as a sixth sense meets the orphanage, but that wouldn't be fair to the director, as I firmly believe that it aims for much more than that. There are such powerful performances in this film (David Carradine's role as the American is one of his best) that the movie manages to slowly tightens its grip around your throat until you feel totally out of breath. Usually, supernatural thrillers are just what they are, thrillers. I don't think this one qualifies as such. It is more of a drama with supernatural overtones. It digs deeper than a conventional thrill flick and even though some jump scares are a bit predictable, the movie as a whole remains powerful. The score is remarkable and the cinematography reminded me of a Rembrandt painting. This is the first film I see by a Moroccan filmmaker and predictably, not my last.
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