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Chouf: it means "look" in Arabic, but it is also the name of the watchmen in the drug cartels of Marseille. Sofiane is 20. A brilliant student, he comes back to spend his holiday in the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sofian Khammes Sofian Khammes ... Sofiane
Foued Nabba Foued Nabba ... Reda
Oussama Abdul Aal Oussama Abdul Aal ... Rachid
Zine Darar Zine Darar ... Marteau
Nailia Harzoune ... Najette
Slimane Dazi ... Le père
Hatika Karaoui Hatika Karaoui ... La mère
Mourad Tahar Boussatha Mourad Tahar Boussatha ... Slim
Foziwa Mohamed Foziwa Mohamed ... Gatô
Tony Fourmann Tony Fourmann ... Kevin
Abdallah Mohamed Abdallah Abdallah Mohamed Abdallah ... Le Blond (as Mohamed Ali Mohamed Abdallah)
Myriam Schaetsaert Myriam Schaetsaert ... Leila
Celya Zelmat Celya Zelmat ... Inès
Simon Abkarian ... Le Libanais
Jamila Farah Jamila Farah ... La mère de Marteau
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Chouf: it means "look" in Arabic, but it is also the name of the watchmen in the drug cartels of Marseille. Sofiane is 20. A brilliant student, he comes back to spend his holiday in the Marseille ghetto where he was born. His brother, a dealer, gets shot before his eyes. Sofiane gives up on his studies and gets involved in the drug network, ready to avenge him. He quickly rises to the top and becomes the boss's right hand. Trapped by the system, Sofiane is dragged into a spiral of violence. Written by Hady Mahmoud

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French

Release Date:

5 October 2016 (France) See more »

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Powerful social crime drama
8 October 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

In the line but better than the film SOUS X, released last year and also speaking of the real, actual daily life in the French ghettos, among drug dealers and their families. I did not expect less from Karim Dridi, a director specialized in such schemes, a courageous man speaking of real important issues of the French community, French nation. Poverty, racism, religion, this film maker is specialized in such stories and he is damn good in it. Here, you have a young man, a student who visits his family, who lives in the ghettos of the Marseilles suburb, one of the most dangerous of France. Suddenly his brother is killed during a gang war and our lead decides to get revenge. the plot is not unusual but outstanding if you consider the acting, mostly pulled by authentic natives of those ghettos, non Professional actors. A real brutal and pessimistic story, I warn you. Clichés are not avoided, I repeat, but that movie is really worth watching. Not for the squeamish.


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