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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

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Actors (7)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Ecrans du maroc, Arcadia Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

POM Films

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POM Films

French distribution :

POM Films

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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.


"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

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Feature film

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Minority French (Morocco)

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Runtime :

1 h 27 min

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Festival Selections

Berlin - Youth Film Forum - 1999

Berlin - Youth Film Forum (Germany, 1999)


Feature Film Forum