A dying Sheikh travels across the Moroccan Atlas in a caravan escorted by two rogues.


Oliver Laxe
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Cast overview:
Ahmed Hammoud Ahmed Hammoud ... Ahmed
Shakib Ben Omar Shakib Ben Omar ... Shakib
Said Aagli Said Aagli ... Saïd
Ikram Anzouli Ikram Anzouli ... Ikram
Ahmed El Othemani Ahmed El Othemani ... Mohammed
Hamid Fardjad Hamid Fardjad ... Sheikh
Margarita Albores Margarita Albores ... Noor
Abdelatif Hwidar ... Le guide
Ilham Oujri Ilham Oujri ... Meriam
Moe Mohamed Oummad Moe Mohamed Oummad ... Le Caravanier barbu
Hasan Badidah Hasan Badidah ... Consul (as Hassan Ben Badida)
Mohammed Ikrizzi Mohammed Ikrizzi ... Strange Man


A caravan escorts an elderly and dying Sheikh through the Moroccan Atlas. His last wish is to be buried with his close ones. But death does not wait. The caravaners, fearful of the mountain, refuse to continue transporting the corpse. Saïd and Ahmed, two rogues traveling with the caravan, say they know the way and promise to take the corpse to its destiny. In another world, Shakib is chosen to travel to the mountains with a mission: to help the improvised caravaners.

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caravan | sheikh | death | torrent | snow | See All (19) »


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The movie was named after the café that it was written in. See more »


Written by Al Cisneros
Performed by Om
Courtesy of Drag City Records
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An spiritual journey into a human soul seeking for faith
3 January 2020 | by mikeluriarteSee all my reviews

An spiritual journey into a human soul seeking for faith. Beautifully photographed and nicely told and crafted through 3 chapters that structure the whole film perfectly. Probably the only bad thing about the film would be the fact that it is not what i would call an enjoyable movie, or a movie that i would love to go back to eventually. And of course, not a movie you would expect to work in the box office. One of this "just for film festivals" movie that is definitely worth watching at least once.

After winning the FRIPESCI price with his first work, he won the Critics Week Grand Prize with this one. And last year, he won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize with his latest film (O que arde), all three of them in Cannes. Oliver Laxe is surely looking premising so far.

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22 May 2016 (Morocco) See more »

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