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A Thousand Months (2003)

Mille mois (original title)
It is the holy month of Ramadan in Morocco in 1981. Amina, accompanied with her seven years old son Mehdi, come to live with her father-in-law Ahmed in a small village in Morocco, after her... See full summary »

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Faouzi Bensaïdi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fouad Labied Fouad Labied ... Mehdi
Nezha Rahile Nezha Rahile ... Amina
Mohamed Majd Mohamed Majd ... Grandfather
Mohammed Afifi Mohammed Afifi ... Houcine
Abdelati Lambarki Abdelati Lambarki ... Caid
Mohamed Bastaoui Mohamed Bastaoui ... Caid's Brother
Brahim Khai Brahim Khai ... The moqadam
Abdellah Chicha Abdellah Chicha ... Abdelhadi
Mohamed Choubi Mohamed Choubi ... Marzouk, primary school teacher
Hajar Masdouki Hajar Masdouki ... Saadia
Meryem Massaia Meryem Massaia ... Malika
Nabila Baraka Nabila Baraka ... Lalla hnia
Mohammed Talibi Mohammed Talibi ... The Kaid
Faouzi Bensaïdi ... Samir
Rachid Bencheikh Rachid Bencheikh ... The shepherd
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It is the holy month of Ramadan in Morocco in 1981. Amina, accompanied with her seven years old son Mehdi, come to live with her father-in-law Ahmed in a small village in Morocco, after her husband was arrested for political reasons. The arrest of the father must stay a secret for Mehdi who was told that his father traveled to France for work. Written by Zakaria Rmidi

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A rewarding film
13 July 2020 | by KobusAdAstraSee all my reviews

Mille Mois is a rewarding and atmospheric film that takes place in a small Moroccan village during Ramadan of 1981. We quickly learn that there is civil unrest and that the father of Mehdi, the young protagonist, is in jail because of his political activities. It is up to Mehdi's grandfather to try to keep the family together.

Difficult circumstances with a devastating drought and government land-use policies force peasants off the land. The barren and harsh landscape is well captured by the camera.

We see the village and its people through the eyes of young Mehdi and in the process meet a range of colourful characters, from corrupt politicians to devout Muslims.

Although the pace of the film is slow, it is rich in nuance and ultimately rewarding. Mention must be made of the great, natural performance of Fouad Labied, the young actor who played Mehdi, as well as the outstanding cinematography. 7.5/10.


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Country:

France | Belgium | Morocco | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 October 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Thousand Months See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,789
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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