Two childhood friends, Karim and Adil, prowl the streets of Casablanca, their native city. They do not do much, in fact they hustle rather than work. They are also unashamed dreamers, Karim...
See full summary »
In Casablanca, Ali, Hmida, Mbarek and Messoud are four unemployed youths who spend their time dreaming of a better life in the Netherlands. One day, Hmida falls on a specialist of illegal ... See full summary »
A group of children living on the street leave their gang, prompting retribution from the gang's leader. After one of the children dies, the rest try to come up with the resources to give their friend a proper burial.
Two childhood friends, Karim and Adil, prowl the streets of Casablanca, their native city. They do not do much, in fact they hustle rather than work. They are also unashamed dreamers, Karim believing in his "love story" with Nabila, a rich girl, and Adil contemplating emigrating to Sweden but never taking action. One day, the two friends go onto top gear by getting themselves into a big caper... Written by
A powerful attempt at revealing the grungy underworld of Casablanca
This movie follows the struggle of two young men who, like many, are
suffering the woes of unemployment and adapting to an increasingly
cosmopolitan and capitalist Morocco. While one dreams of the escaping
to "CasaNegra" (meaning "Black House" a play on the city's name "White
House), the other is more cynical and is bound to supporting his
While this movie seems under-budgeted, the characters are very
memorable and powerful, and most of the actors do a great job (although
sometimes its a little over the top). The soundtrack is good at times,
ill-suited at others, which is unfortunate because it could have made
the movie so much more.
The plot line is appropriate, albeit a little stereotypical, but is
definitely violent enough to shock people's sensibilities (which is
ultimately its aim).
All in all, I would definitely recommend this movie to any and all
Moroccans as its definitely a great watch, not at all tedious, and is a
powerful wake-up call for our society. Its spiced with humor and
lightheartedness, and dredges up the common taboos of our society into
As for non-Moroccans, its still a great movie, though you may miss out
a little on the dialogue and the linguistic power of the Moroccan
11 of 16 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?