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Casablancais (Les)

A Feature film by Abdelkader Lagtaâ

Produced by Ecrans du maroc, Arcadia Films

Release in France : 02/06/1999

    Synopsis

    A multi-faceted portrait of Casablanca drawn from the intersecting paths of three inhabitants: a bookseller thrown into agonies of self-doubt by the arrival of an unexpected letter, a young schoolmistress whose application for a passport sparks off an administrative goose chase, and a schoolboy who becomes the tragic victim of a set-up due to a misunderstanding with his Islamic fundamentalist schoolteacher. The ups and downs of these three lives paint a complex and ambiguous portrait of one of North Africa's great cities at the turn of the millennium.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Ecrans du maroc, Arcadia Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    POM Films

    Co-production :

    POM Films

    French distribution :

    POM Films

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    "I don't make movies to combat ideas. That's not my main aim. I tell a story and try, above all, to record my environment. I live in this environment and I realize that it is becoming more and more polluted. It's fair to say that every person needs a certain quality of life, and that's the sphere that I work in. I feel the need to stand up for freedom of speech, tolerance, acknowledgment and respect for other people."

    (Abdelkader Lagtaâ, Director)

    Full credits (7)

    Executive Producer :

    Freddy Denaes

    Director of Photography :

    Michel La veaux

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Patricia Clément

    Music Composer :

    Robert Marcel Lepage

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Abdelkader Lagtaâ

    Sound Recordist :

    Gilles Corbeil

    Editor :

    Marine Deleu

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Arabic

    Production country :

    Morocco

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Morocco)

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    02/06/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 27 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    92.581

    Visa issue date :

    01/07/1999

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Berlin - Youth Film Forum - 1999

    Berlin - Youth Film Forum (Germany, 1999)

    Selection

    Feature Film Forum