Razzia

2017/Color/109 minutes/Morocco, France, Belgium




Category Contemporary Moroccan Cinema
Director Nabil Ayouch
Producer Bruno Nahon, Patrick Quinet, Nabil Ayouch
Screenplay Nabil Ayouch, Maryam Touzani
Cinematography Virginie Surdej
Editor Sophie Reine, Marie-Helene Dozo
Music Caroline Chaspou, lEduardo Henriquez, Guillaume Poncelet
Set Hafid Amly
Costume Lydie Collin
Cast Maryam Touzani, Arieh Worthalter, Amine Ennaji, Abdelilah Rachid, Dounia Binebine, Abdellah Didane
Production Company A Unite de Production production
World Sales Films Distribution
Festival/Awards Toronto, 2017

The streets of Casablanca provide the centerpiece for five separate narratives that all collide into one over a period of 30 years. Razzia is mostly set in Casablanca and characters frequently discuss the 1942 film "Casablanca".

Director:
Nabil Ayouch
Nabil Ayouch is a French-Moroccan television and one of the Arab world's best-known film director, producer and writer of Moroccan origin. In 1992, he directed Les Pierres bleues du desert, his first short film. His short films received international recognition. Three of his previous features have been put forward by Morocco as its Oscar submission - "Mektoub" (1998), "Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets" (2000), and "Horses of God" (2013). Razzia, which world premiered at the Toronto Festival, has been chosen as Morocco's candidate in the foreign-language category of the 2018 Academy Awards.

Selected Filmography:
Whatever Lola Wants (2007),
Much Loved (2015)