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Death for Sale

Faouzi BensaidiMorocco – 2011 – More information on this movie

CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00

Three friends strive to preserve their loyalty to each other in spite of a corrupt society. These young men live in Tétouan, an impoverished Moroccan city. Soufiane, the youngest, spends his days pilfering. Allal, the oldest, is trying to gain a foothold as a drug dealer. Malik falls in love with Dounia who works as a prostitute in a night club. The three friends part to make their own way in life, but before long it looks as though their futures will founder in a maelstrom of violence, greed, jealousy and betrayal. Seeing no other way out, they decide to get together and raid a jeweller's shop. The film opens with Malik walking towards Dounia, silently laughing. Behind her, knots of video tape float up from a rubbish dump like paper dragons. Faouzi Bensaïdi gives his relaxed young actors plenty of room to manoeuvre. His work casts a spell on account of a visual style that is both laconic and powerful and demonstrates how each friend’s dream of happiness only serves to drive a wedge between them. Beneath permanently leaden city clouds they nonetheless find a way to treat each other with generosity and trust.

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Language OV arabic Subtitles english, deutsch, français
Length 102 min. Screen 1:1.85 - 16/9 PAL, color Sound DD 5.1 & 2.0 FSK 16+ Region code All regions 
Bonus Interview with Faouzi Bensaïdi (Français/deutsch) | Trailer

Faouzi Bensaidi - 3 films

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