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Love in the Medina (2011)

Jnah l'hwa (original title)
In the Medina of Casablanca, young Thami braves his father's wrath, conservative and coming from a long line of prestigious Koranic lawyers, to embrace the only occupation he cares for: ... See full summary »

Director:

Abdelhai Laraki

Writers:

Violaine Bellet (screenplay), Abdelhai Laraki (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Omar Lotfi Omar Lotfi ... Thami
Ouidad Elma ... Zineb
Driss Roukhe Driss Roukhe ... Le Mokkadem
Amal Ayouch Amal Ayouch ... Halima
Abdou El Mesnaoui Abdou El Mesnaoui ... Le Père l'Adel
Zahira Sadik Zahira Sadik ... Rehma
Nisrin Erradi Nisrin Erradi ... Keltoum
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In the Medina of Casablanca, young Thami braves his father's wrath, conservative and coming from a long line of prestigious Koranic lawyers, to embrace the only occupation he cares for: butchery. As he handles the meats, he discovers another taboo passion, women and the taste of love with Zineb. A journey of initiation. A quest for freedom. Thami and Zineb's revolution through love in today's changing Morocco. Written by Cineuropa

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morocco | rebellion | liberty | amore | See All (4) »

Genres:

Romance

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Country:

Morocco | Italy

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

27 September 2011 (Morocco) See more »

Also Known As:

Love in the Medina See more »

Filming Locations:

Casablanca, Morocco

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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How to get around the taboos !
13 June 2018 | by elmakhfihSee all my reviews

I love this drama-romance movie by great Moroccan director Abdelhai Laraki, that explore here (after Nedali's novel) the wild imagination of a frustrated young butcher full of desire and appetit for life ! The sexual freedom is a big issue in our muslim and patriarchal society. People have to be very inventive to get around the taboos ! Delightful soundtrack by Richard Horowitz, poetic and glamourous love scenes. Enjoy!


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