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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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Cast

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 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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Country:

Morocco

Language:

Arabic | English | French

Release Date:

5 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Кандиша See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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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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original supernatural spirit
2 January 2009 | by fishbone639See all my reviews

Haunted by the loss of her child, Nyla Jayde (Amira Casar), a brilliant criminal defence lawyer, takes on a case involving a 14th century Moroccan legend, a vengeful spirit named Kandisha. Jerome Cohen Olivar's chilling, gripping horror takes a stellar cast - David Carradine as the mysterious character of 'The American', alongside Hiam Abbass - and weaves the ancient legend into a gripping contemporary courtroom drama. Jayde has to convince not only the jury, but her colleagues and her husband Mehdi that it was Kandisha, rather than the wronged woman Mona Bendrissi, brilliantly played by Abbass, who decapitated Bendrissi's husband. She is assisted by 'the Cabalist' - giving Olivar the opportunity to shoot atmospheric scenes in the souk and an ancient castle, among other stunning locations. This stylish, brooding supernatural thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.


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