HEADBANG LULLABY

By Hicham LASRI

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Drama - Completed 2017

On 11 June 1986, one day after Morocco wrote football world cup history by scoring a surprising victory over Portugal, government official Daoud is ordered to secure a bridge outside Casablanca that sits between two hostile communities over an empty highway.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2017
Panorama
Fest. Int. du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan 2017
Festival Cinéma Arabe (Amsterdam & Rotterdam) 2017
Mawassem du cinéma arabe 2017
Festival National du film de Tanger 2017
Best Actor Award for Aziz Hattab in the role of "Daoud" and Jury Prize for Headbang Lullaby
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy, Social issues
    • Countries
    • MOROCCO, FRANCE, QATAR
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 111 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hicham LASRI
    • Writer(s)
    • Hicham LASRI, Charles-hubert MORIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Mickaël CLOUET (PAN PRODUCTION ), Rita EL QUESSAR (PAN PRODUCTION)
    • Synopsis
    • On 11 June 1986, one day after Morocco wrote football world cup history by scoring a surprising victory over Portugal, government official Daoud is ordered to secure a bridge outside Casablanca that sits between two hostile communities over an empty highway. Here, he is to await the expected but by no means certain visit of King Hassan II. Encounters with government supporters and the families of political prisoners; the mysterious appearance of a foreign woman and a Berber, as well as the story of a football crazy boy all prove to be a bit much for Daoud. Ever since the bloody ‘bread riots’ five years earlier, he has felt paralysed. But the euphoria and the hope he encounters here help to lift his mood. The Moroccan team’s success unleashes a new self-confidence and lust for life that transcends the surreal shadow of the monarchy. As in Starve your Dog, Hicham Lasri takes another critical look at his country’s history, creating a visually stunning, iridescent, psychedelic fairy tale full of absurd situations above which a mercilessly oppressed people rises.
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