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The whole family is reunited when Sofia comes back for her father's funeral. Quickly, inner problems are revealed.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sofia
... Miriam
... Aicha
... Kenza
Adel Bencherif ... Zakaria
... Moulay Hassan Ben Amor
Raouia ... Yacout (as Fatima Harani 'Raouia')
Assia Bentria ... Lalla Zaza - Grandmother
... Youssef
Hassan El Ganouni ... Ahmed
Jad Mhidi Senhaji ... Noah (as Jade Mhidi Senhaji)
Hadi Alaoui ... Mamoun
Mohamed Ayad ... Dr. Berrada
Fatim-Zahra Lahouitar ... Siham
Abdelkader Dourkan ... Mohamed (as Abdelkader Dourkane)
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The patriarch in a family of 4 daughters dies suddenly, prompting a reunion between all his children, some of whom haven't seen each other for a long time. In the midst of their mourning for him, secrets are revealed and traditions are upheld. Written by mahajanssen

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Et hus i Marokko  »

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References Titanic (1997) See more »

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Preciso Me Encontrar
Written by Antonio Candela Filho
Performed by Cartola
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Great Theme, great multi-national performances
24 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

I just watched this movie and was shocked to see on IMDb there are no reviews ! The movie takes place in Morocco and deals with many family dilemmas reflected in the lives of a mother and her 3 daughters... I'll leave you to watch the story as it unfolds beautifully with many secrets unveiling at different times that will test the backbone of this family.

The acting is great, all were convincing as Moroccans with good accents and french languages, the highlight was Nadine Labaki's performance, though a secondary role she stole the scenes with her funny "bitchy" attitude and added many comic relief along with her Grandma... Nadine is famous Lebanese director known for "Caramel" but she is also an acclaimed actress. The multi-talented Hiyam Abbas who appears in many foreign movies, she manages to reincarnate the role of a Moroccan mother with strict high values and morals. All in all this movie was a nice surprise and was thoroughly enjoyable from start to end, it is well written, shot, and directed by Laila Marrakchi. Not to be missed !!!


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