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The streets of Casablanca provide the centerpiece for five separate narratives that all collide into one.

Director:

Nabil Ayouch

Writers:

Nabil Ayouch (screenplay), Maryam Touzani (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maryam Touzani ... Salima
Arieh Worthalter Arieh Worthalter ... Joe
Amine Ennaji Amine Ennaji ... Abdallah
Abdelilah Rachid ... Hakim
Dounia Binebine Dounia Binebine ... Inès
Abdellah Didane Abdellah Didane ... Ilyas
Saadia Ladib Saadia Ladib ... Yto (young)
Younes Bouab Younes Bouab ... Jawad
Maha Boukhari Maha Boukhari ... Nejma
Nezha Tebbai Nezha Tebbai ... Yto (old)
David El Baz David El Baz ... Jacques
Marwa Tiyane Marwa Tiyane ... Zahra
Fatim-Zahra Lahouitar Fatim-Zahra Lahouitar ... Mina
Mohamed Zarouki Mohamed Zarouki ... Ilyas (as a child)
El Housseine Dejjiti El Housseine Dejjiti ... M. Mahmoudi
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The streets of Casablanca provide the centerpiece for five separate narratives that all collide into one.

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Country:

France | Belgium | Morocco

Release Date:

14 February 2018 (Morocco) See more »

Also Known As:

Hacia la libertad See more »

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Opening Weekend:

MAD 30 (Morocco), 14 February 2018, Wide Release
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2.35 : 1
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It was selected as the Moroccan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. See more »

Quotes

Abdallah: "Qu'importe la langue si vous leur ôtez la voix."
Abdallah: "Qu'importe la foi si vous leur ôtez les rêves."
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Maybe Not Today, ...
8 August 2018 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

The film contrasts the romantic idealistic setting/themes in the WWII movie Casablanca with five separate, eventually interconnected sub-stories, of near present day Casablanca (1990s-2015). The movie presents crushed hopes, weariness, religious and nationalistic intolerance (e.g. Arabic being forced upon rural Berber children), anger, juxtaposition of Judaism and Western dance/song decadence as well as gay acceptance (shown cleverly with the band Queen as backdrop) all playing against growing Islamic intolerance. The following, perhaps important, but not clear? We see the traditional Moroccan Shikhat, a privately held dance party for females, but it's significance wasn't clear to me. The title, perhaps government response to the 2015 student protests and looting.


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