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L'orchestre de minuit (2015)

After leaving Morocco amidst racial tensions spurred by the Yom Kippur war, the son of a once famous Jewish musician travels to his home country to bury his father. As he meets the members of the band, his life unexpectedly transforms.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael Botbol
Aziz Dadas ... Ali
... Rabbi Moshe
Marcel Abitbol ... Marcel Botbol
Hassan El Fad ... Mr. Hazan
Amal Ayouch ... La prostituée
Mbarek El Mahmoudi ... Hafdaoui
Abbes Kamel ... Faouzi
Hamid Najah ... Mohammed
Jamal Eddine Dkhissi ... Lotfi
Mohamed Machmoum ... Rabbin 2
Jade Chkif ... Marcel Botbol (jeune)
Abdellah Kissmi ... Michael (jeune)
Mouhssine Souni ... Faouni (jeune)
Ali Belabbas ... Mohammed (jeune)
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After leaving Morocco amidst racial tensions spurred by the Yom Kippur war, the son of a once famous Jewish musician travels to his home country to bury his father. As he meets the members of the band, his life unexpectedly transforms.

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Release Date:

2 March 2016 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Midnight Orchestra  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

€831,000, 26 September 2016
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1.85 : 1
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As Michael looks in vain for his father in the lobby and restaurant of the Hotel Bellerive, "The Tennessee Waltz" can be heard playing in the background. See more »

Quotes

Ali: Concentrate on life, and life will concentrate on you. That's what Shakespeare said in a play by Moliere.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Live is Life
by Opus, performed by Aziz Dadas
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Offbeat, quirky, funny, and moving
29 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Successfully wealthy in finance, Michael Abitbol has lived in the U.S. and not seen his father for some years when he returns to his native Morocco at his father's bidding. The family had fled Casablanca in 1973 when racial tensions rose as a result of the Yom Kippur War. Michael has to unravel at least two mysteries from his childhood: why his father abandoned a budding career and his band, and what happened to the other young musicians who played in that band. With a comical Arab cab driver as his guide, Michael searches for the surviving members of his father's combo, whose lives have diverged in wild and some not-so-lovely ways. Music, ghosts, and intercultural misunderstandings spice this often funny, sometimes menacing tale.


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