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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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Laïla Marrakchi

Writer:

Laïla Marrakchi (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morjana Alaoui ... Sofia
Nadine Labaki ... Miriam
Hiam Abbass ... Aicha
Lubna Azabal ... Kenza
Adel Bencherif ... Zakaria
Omar Sharif ... Moulay Hassan Ben Amor
Raouia Raouia ... Yacout (as Fatima Harani 'Raouia')
Assia Bentria Assia Bentria ... Lalla Zaza - Grandmother
Lyès Salem ... Youssef
Hassan El Ganouni Hassan El Ganouni ... Ahmed
Jad Mhidi Senhaji Jad Mhidi Senhaji ... Noah (as Jade Mhidi Senhaji)
Hadi Alaoui Hadi Alaoui ... Mamoun
Mohamed Ayad Mohamed Ayad ... Dr. Berrada
Fatim-Zahra Lahouitar Fatim-Zahra Lahouitar ... Siham
Abdelkader Dourkan 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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A comedy. About a tragedy.

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Drama

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Country:

France | Morocco

Language:

French | Arabic | English

Release Date:

11 September 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Et hus i Marokko See more »

Filming Locations:

Tangier, Morocco See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sofia works as an actress and is married to a director who works in Hollywood making horror films. This is a reference to director Laïla Marrakchi's husband Alexandre Aja who is known for directing horror films. See more »

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References Under Siege (1992) See more »

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Gnaza
Written by Robin Coudert (as Rob)
Arranged by Emmanuel D'Orlando
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Great Theme, great multi-national performances
24 May 2014 | by mmr07See 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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