Filmfest 2018

The stories of five people are connected, even though they've never met. For 30 years, their lives have touched one another in Casablanca. The city, like the Hollywood film named for it, is a point of reference and inspiration: vibrant and rough, inviting yet unforgiving. Nabil Ayouch is one of the directors defining new Moroccan cinema.

tags: Arab World, Violence, Music, Religion, Sexuality, Feature film

Cast: Maryam Touzani, Arieh Worthalter, Dounia Binebine, Amine Ennaji, Abdellah Didane


Screenplay: Nabil Ayouch, Maryam Touzani

Director of Photography: Virginie Surdej

Film Editor: Sophie Reine

Composer: Acif Melody, Caroline Chaspoul, Eduardo Henriquez, Guillaume Poncelet

Production Designer: Hafid Amly

Costume Design: Lydie Colin

Sound: Saïd Radi, Thomas Gauder

Producer: Bruno Nahon

Production Company: Unité de Production

Co-Producer: Patrick Quinet, Nabil Ayouch

Co-Production Company: Les Films du Nouveau Monde, Artemis Production, Ali n’ Productions

World Sales: Playtime

Director: Nabil Ayouch


Nabil Ayouch was born in Paris in 1969. Today he is a producer, scriptwriter and director in Casablanca. His films MEKTOUB (1997) and ALI ZAOUA (2000) were Morocco's entries at the Academy Awards. His provocative film MUCH LOVED was shown at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in 2015.