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Horses of God - Nabil Ayouch - Fiction


Maroc/France/Belgique - 2012 - 1 h 55 mn - Réalisation : Nabil Ayouch - Scénario : Jamal Belmahi, adapté du roman de Mahi Binebine « Les étoiles de Sidi Moumen » - Image : Hichame Alaouie - Décor : Hafid Amly, Hind Ghazali - Montage : Damien Keyeux - Musique : Malvina Meinier - Son : Zacharie Naciri, Eric Lesachet - Interprétation : Abdelhakim Rachid, Abdelilah Rachid, Hamza Souidek, Ahmed El Idrissi Amrani -

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Corum - Salle Pasteur Samedi 27 octobre 2012, 16 h 30
Corum - Salle Pasteur Mardi 30 octobre 2012, 16 h 00

Yachine is 10 years old and lives with his family in the Sidi Moumen slum area 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 job, though empty, to get free from the doldrums of violence, misery and drugs. Released from prison, Hamid, now Islamic fundamentalist, persuades Yachine and his pals to join their "brothers". The Imam, Abou Zoubeir, their spiritual leader, starts to direct their long-standing plysical and mental preparation. One day, he tells them they have been chosen to become martyrs.

Nabil Ayouch

Born in Paris in 1969, Nabil Ayouch is first a freelance production director, then assistant director. As of 1992, he directs more than fifty publicity ads for Morocco, Africa and the French overseas territories. After three short films (Les Pierres bleues du désert, 1992 ; Hertzienne connection, 1993 ; Vendeur de silence, 1994), he films Mektoub (1997), his first feature film, then Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue (2000), Une minute de soleil en moins (2002) and Whatever Lola Wants (2007). Founding member of a group of actors, directors and Moroccan producers (GARP), he created the production company Ali N'Productions in Casablanca to help the discovery of young Moroccan talents. In 2012, he directed Les Chevaux de Dieu screened at Un Certain regard in Cannes and at Cinemed. In 2015, his film Much Loved was particularly vilified in his country. His lastest film, Razzia (2017) world premiered at TIFF in Toronto.