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Horses of God

Horses of God

A Feature film by Nabil Ayouch

Produced by Les Films du Nouveau Monde, Stone Angels

Release in France : 20/02/2013


    Yachine is 10 years old, he lives with his family in the slum of Sidi Moumen in Casablanca. His mother, Yemma, leads the family as best as she can. His father suffers from depression, one of his brothers is in the army, another is almost autistic and the third, Hamid, 13, is the boss of the local neighbourhood and Yachine’s protector.
    When Hamid is sent to jail, Yachine takes up jobs after jobs, though empty, to get free from the doldrums of violence, misery and drugs. Released from prison, Hamid, now an Islamic fundamentalist, persuades Yachine and his pals to join their “brothers”.
    The Imam, Abou Zoubeir, their spiritual leader, starts to direct their long-standing physical and mental preparation.
    One day, he tells them they have been chosen to become martyrs. The film is inspired by the terrorist attacks of May 16th 2003 in Casablanca.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films du Nouveau Monde, Stone Angels

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch International

    Foreign production companies :

    Y.C. Aligator Film, Artémis Productions, Ali n' Productions

    French distribution :

    Stone Angels

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    Photos (6)

    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producer :

    Pierre-Ange Le Pogam

    Line Producers :

    Frantz Richard, Marie Kervyn, Stéphane Quinet

    Foreign producers :

    Nabil Ayouch, Éric Van Beuren, Patrick Quinet

    Sound Recordist :

    Zacharie Naciri

    Editor :

    Damien Keyeux

    Production Designers :

    Hafid Amly, Hind Ghazali

    Costume designer :

    Nezha Dakil

    Author of original work :

    Mahi Binebine

    Screenwriter :

    Jamal Belmahi

    Director of Photography :

    Hichame Alaouié

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar

    Continuity supervisor :

    Émilie Flamant

    Music Composer :

    Malvina Meinier

    Sound Mixer :

    Éric Lesachet

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Morocco, Belgium

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    Majority French (France, Morocco, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 55 min

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    Rating restrictions :

    Suitable for all viewers, with warnings

    Posters (1)


    News (4)

    Festival Selections (10)


    FIFF - 2012

    FIFF (Belgium, 2012)


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    Delegations (3)

    Presskit (2)