Two childhood friends, Karim and Adil, prowl the streets of Casablanca, their native city. They do not do much, in fact they hustle rather than work. They are also unashamed dreamers, Karim... See full summary »
A group of children living on the street leave their gang, prompting retribution from the gang's leader. After one of the children dies, the rest try to come up with the resources to give their friend a proper burial.
In Casablanca, Ali, Hmida, Mbarek and Messoud are four unemployed youths who spend their time dreaming of a better life in the Netherlands. One day, Hmida falls on a specialist of illegal ... See full summary »
Noha is the queen bitch in her circle of upmarket whores, consisting of Soukaina and Randa and their trusty Egyptian driver and bodyguard. They spend a lucrative night at a villa rented by a bunch of Saudi guys and filled to the brim with hookers. While Noha provocatively flaunts herself and earns her keep, Ahmed takes a shine to Soukaina, who feels she's hit paydirt since the guy can't get it up and instead reads her poetry. Soukaina is younger in her prime, and still attached to the penniless lover Katib who hovers disconsolately near their flat. Newbie Randa, who is a modern girl dresses less seductively than the others, is apparently lesbian, but for some reason this angle is told but not seen. When Hlima, a plump country bumpkin joins forces with them, they are a complete off-beat dysfunctional family, who even go on a vacation together. The girls are amazingly vulgar when they talk, adding a sense of heightened realism to their characters. When not plying her trade, Noha dons a ...Written by
Intelligent and touching movie about what prostitution really is
This movie shows in a very realistic form what is behind prostitution: the life and feelings of prostitute themselves. Some scenes are very crude, but there is no vulgarity or pornography in this movie; the reality which is presented is vulgar, the film is not. The intelligent aspect of this movie is that it doesn't impose any moral judgment: it only shows facts, people, the ones who pay for prostitution, the ones who take advantage of it (sometimes condemning it at the same time), the ones who accept it... Even if the reality of the four women and the man making their living by selling their body is often sad, the movie is not tearful; it is full of life, energy and some lines are even very funny. The three main actresses play with great talents these subtle and difficult roles.
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