2021 Edition

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Section: Long Narrative

Country: France, Morocco, Belgium

Production Year: 2020

Duration: 120 minutes

Director: Ismaël El Iraki

Screenplay: Ismaël el Iraki

Cinematography: Benjamin Rufi

Editor: Camille Mouton

Cast: Khansa Batma, Ahmed Hammoud, Saïd Bey, Abderrahmane Oubihem, Mourad Zaoui, Fatima Attif

Synopsis: In hellish Casablanca, a car-crash sets ablaze a burning, passionate love story between has-been rocker Larsen and the streetwise amazon Rajae. An unspoken trauma is their common history; rock n' roll their mutual saviour. Larsen's snakeskin-covered guitar and Rajae's liquid gold voice could be heaven, if only everything from his drug-induced visions to her music-buff pimp didn't get in the way. The only hope for their blooming romance is to skip this ferocious town. For these punk Romeo and Juliet, maybe the answer lies in a song - the one they've been writing and dreaming together : Zanka Contact