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Shouf shouf habibi! (2004)

Abdullah 'Ap' Bentarek may be happy that, unlike his Uncle Yusuf who stayed in the ancestral Moroccan mountain village, his own father, Ali, moved to the Netherlands. However, the boy has ... See full summary »

Director:

Albert Ter Heerdt

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Albert Ter Heerdt (screenplay), Albert Ter Heerdt (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mimoun Oaïssa Mimoun Oaïssa ... Abdullah 'Ap' Bentarek
Salah Eddine Benmoussa Salah Eddine Benmoussa ... Ali Bentarek
Zohra 'Flifla' Slimani Zohra 'Flifla' Slimani ... Khadija Bentarek
Najib Amhali Najib Amhali ... Samir 'Sam' Bentarek
Iliass Ojja Iliass Ojja ... Driss Bentarek
Tanja Jess Tanja Jess ... Maja
Frank Lammers ... Chris
Touriya Haoud ... Leila Bentarek
Mimoun Ouled Radi Mimoun Ouled Radi ... Rachid
Mohammed Chaara Mohammed Chaara ... Mustafa 'Mussi'
Leo Alkemade Leo Alkemade ... Robbie
Winston Gerschtanowitz Winston Gerschtanowitz ... Daan
Tara Elders ... Britt
Bridget Maasland Bridget Maasland ... Carlie
Ahmed Kamal Ahmed Kamal ... Youssef
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Storyline

Abdullah 'Ap' Bentarek may be happy that, unlike his Uncle Yusuf who stayed in the ancestral Moroccan mountain village, his own father, Ali, moved to the Netherlands. However, the boy has lousy friends, who are his partners in crime (in the legal sense), and unrealistic expectations at the employment office. Even when a relative gets him the office job he claimed to crave in the very bank his mates dream of robbing, he messes it up in a single day and rejoins the louts. Meanwhile his sister Leila refuses to be married off, and kid brother Driss abuses father's ignorance of the Dutch language to pretend the school's complaints about him are compliments. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | Arabic

Release Date:

29 January 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Cicho, malenka! See more »

Filming Locations:

Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€390,705 (Netherlands), 1 February 2004, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Theorema Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Highest-grossing Dutch movie of 2004. See more »

Quotes

Ap: What are the five differences between E.T. and a Moroccan? 1: E.T. had a bike of his own. 2: E.T. looked good. 3: E.T. came alone. 4: E.T. wanted to learn the language. 5: E.T. wanted to go back where he came from.
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Connections

Referenced in Kill Zombie! (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

STINKY, STINKY ASHTRAY
Performed by Damn!
Written by Mans Block, Svante Loden, Mans Mernsten
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Hyped in Holland
14 February 2004 | by shstaplesSee all my reviews

This is supposed to be a comedy about Moroccan people trying to settle down in the Netherlands, and trying to make some money the easy way. Indeed there are one or two funny scenes, but on the whole there's too little humor to make this film a comedy: no smiles, no belly-laughs, no tongue-in-cheek jokes. The acting is flat and unconvincing, the filming is unimaginative. If you'd like to see a film about the clash between Islam and European culture, the generation gap between the immigrants and their children you'd better go and see 'East is East'. 'Shouf shouf habibi', hyped as the 'First Dutch Moroccan Film Ever', will not go down in my history book. 4/10


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