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Les chevaux de Dieu (2012)

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A fictional account of the lives of the men responsible for the suicide bombings in Casablanca in 2003.

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Yacine
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Hamid
Hamza Souidek ...
Nabil
Ahmed El Idrissi Amrani ...
Fouad
Badr Chakir ...
Khalil
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Yacine (as a child)
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Hamid (as a child)
Zouhair Sabri ...
Nabil (as a child)
Bouchaib Saakine ...
Fouad (as a child)
Othman Younouss ...
Khalil (as a child)
Rabii Benjhail Tadlaoui ...
Zaid (as Rabii Tadlaoui)
Mohammed Taleb ...
Abdu Zoubeir
Mohamed Mabrouk ...
Nouceir
Fatima El-Kraimy ...
Yemma (Yacine's Mother)
Youness Chara ...
Said
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A fictional account of the lives of the men responsible for the suicide bombings in Casablanca in 2003.

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,251 (USA) (16 May 2014)

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$3,779 (USA) (16 May 2014)
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Official submission of Morocco to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

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J'en ai marre
by Hanino
Lyricst & Composer - Mohamed M'Barek
Les chevaux de Dieu (Bande originale du film)
© Les Films du Nouveau Monde, 2013
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Powerful tale of the evolution of young boys into suicide bombing terrorists
18 December 2016 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Based on the real multiple bombings that took place on May 16, 2003 in Casablanca, Morocco, the film follows its main characters over a period of 10 years, as they transition from boys to young men.

There's a lot that's powerful here, and there is much that has the ring of truth in this journey into darkness. But compared to (for example), Hany Abu-Assad's more complex and richer 'Paradise Now' there's also something a bit schematic. The reasons behind the transformation of these once sweet young men into bombers– poverty, hopelessness, an overly macho culture – are certainly true, but they're also familiar. It doesn't quite feel like we're digging deeper into their souls.

I also wish the villains of the piece, both Jihadist and 'civilian' were a little less on-the-nose, a little less mustache twirling. In terms of those men who are recruiting the boys, I missed the charisma that I assume must be part of the recruitment process.

Much like Ayouch's earlier 'Ali Zoaua: Price of the Streets', also about middle -eastern street kids, while the film is intelligent and interesting, it feels like it should be even more emotionally devastating than it ultimately is. That said, it's good enough that I could imagine re-visiting it, and seeing if it pulls me in even deeper on a second viewing.


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