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.
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 »
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 »
Nello Balocchi, a 35-year-old teacher of Greek and Latin, is invited to Bologna by his father, the owner of the Papal tailor's shop in Rome. His father hopes Nello will find a soul mate in ... 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
-Much Loved is a 2015 French-Moroccan drama film directed by Nabil Ayouch about the prostitution scene in Marrakesh. It was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The film has been banned in Morocco for its "contempt for moral values and the Moroccan woman". It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
-It is one of the first film to address the issue of prostitution in Morocco. Telling the lives of four female sex workers, it brings to the forefront the exploitation of prostitutes by pimps and the corruption of the police, that sometimes even profits from the trade. The film stirred a national debate before it was released when a few video clips was leaked on the web. Thereafter, the lead actress received death threats and religious authorities condemned the film for portraying a negative image of Morocco, with its supporting of extramarital sex and sympathy for the homosexuals.
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