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Much Loved (2015)

A group of women in Morocco make a living as prostitutes in a culture that is very unforgiving toward women in that profession.

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Nabil Ayouch

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Nabil Ayouch
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Credited cast:
Loubna Abidar Loubna Abidar ... Noha
Asmaa Lazrak Asmaa Lazrak ... Randa
Halima Karaouane ... Soukaina
Sara Elhamdi Elalaoui Sara Elhamdi Elalaoui ... Hlima
Abdellah Didane Abdellah Didane ... Said
Danny Boushebel ... Ahmad / Le client saoudien de Randa-Randa's Saudi client
Carlo Brandt Carlo Brandt ... Jean-Louis / L'amant français de Noha / Noha's French lover
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ennaamane El Haulaili Ennaamane El Haulaili ... Katib / Le petit ami de Randa-Randa's boyfriend
Amine Ennaji Amine Ennaji ... Inspecteur principal / Principal inspector
Camélia Montassere ... Le client de Randa / Randa's customer
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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 lament

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France | Morocco

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Arabic | French

Release Date:

16 September 2015 (France) See more »

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Muito Amadas See more »

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Nail Ayouch interviewed hundreds of prostitutes when preparing the writing of the script. See more »

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(p) 2015 Yein France (c) 2015 Yein Edition
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Much Loved
11 November 2015 | by Cinefill1See all my reviews

-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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