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Kandisha (2008)

Not Rated | | Crime, Fantasy, Horror | 5 April 2015 (USA)
Shattered by the loss of her child, Nyla Jayde, a brilliant criminal defense attorney, takes on a case involving a 14th century Moroccan legend, a vengeful spirit named "Kandisha".
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Credited cast:
Hiam Abbass ... Mona Bendrissi
Amal Ayouch Amal Ayouch ... Dr. Maliki
Khalid Benchagra Khalid Benchagra ... Le procureur
Assaad Bouab ... The Cabalist
David Carradine ... The American
Amira Casar ... Nyla Jayde
Michaël Cohen ... Mehdi Jayde
Hassan Essakali Hassan Essakali ... The Judge (as Hassan Skalli)
Karim Saidi
Lénaïc Sarrazin Lénaïc Sarrazin ... MIKA
Saïd Taghmaoui ... Dakir Nesri
Mourad Zaoui ... Jamil
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Shattered by the loss of her child, Nyla Jayde, a brilliant criminal defense attorney, takes on a case involving a 14th century Moroccan legend, a vengeful spirit named "Kandisha".

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Legends never die


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Not Rated
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In the beggar scene, his shirt comes out of his sweater on the right side of his neck. In the next scene, it comes out on his left. See more »

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Why I rated this movie 10/10
21 January 2009 | by kellerpaul2See all my reviews

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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Morocco

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Arabic | English | French

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5 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Morocco

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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