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Ali Zaoua
     

Ali Zaoua

Director: Nabil Ayouch, Saïd Taghmaoui

Cast: Nabil Ayouch, Saïd Taghmaoui

 
A handful of street kids in Casablanca struggle to pay tribute to a fallen comrade in this drama. Ali Zaoua (Abdelhak Zhayra) is a homeless boy who runs with his friends Omar (Mustapha Hansali), Boubker (Hicham Moussane), and Kouka (Maunim Kbab), all of whom get by on their wits and often stray into petty crime to provide food, clothing, and shelter. The four boys

Overview

A handful of street kids in Casablanca struggle to pay tribute to a fallen comrade in this drama. Ali Zaoua (Abdelhak Zhayra) is a homeless boy who runs with his friends Omar (Mustapha Hansali), Boubker (Hicham Moussane), and Kouka (Maunim Kbab), all of whom get by on their wits and often stray into petty crime to provide food, clothing, and shelter. The four boys were once under the thumb of Dib (Said Taghmaoui), a man who lords over a gang of young criminals, but under Ali's guidance they've decided to strike out on their own rather than share their meager earnings with Dib. Ali claims he's soon to sail away from this village to a better life, which his friends don't quite believe. However, after Ali is killed by Dib's goons, they learn he had indeed been hired as a cabin boy on a ship. Omar, Boubker, and Kouka pledge to arrange for a proper funeral for their late friend, whose body they're hiding from Dib and his men; however, paying for Ali's internment proves to be no easy task. Ali Zaoua received its North American premiere at the 2000 Montreal World Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2005
UPC:
0616892622727
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
NR
Source:
Film Movement
Sales rank:
15,329

Special Features

Ali Zaoua trailer; Biographies of director & actors; Coming soon to Film Movement: Wiebke von Carolsfeld's Marion Bridge; This month's short film: The Architecture of Reassurance by Mike Mills

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. How Do You Survive? [3:57]
2. We're Not Coming Back [5:44]
3. The Cave [2:35]
4. Island With Two Suns [5:31]
5. Dib [6:51]
6. Auntie Zaoua [10:13]
7. The Mouss [8:55]
8. A Sailor's Uniform [5:33]
9. A Matter for Men [12:45]
10. In the Gang Again [8:00]
11. A Prince Like Ali [9:28]
12. An Angel Can't Really Die [19:08]

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