HORSES OF GOD

LES CHEVAUX DE DIEU

By Nabil AYOUCH

WILD BUNCH - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2012


Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2012
Un Certain Regard
Valladolid IFF 2012
Official section Golden Spike Feature-length
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2012
Panorama
Doha Tribeca FF 2012
Arab Film Competition Best Narrative Filmmaker
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, MOROCCO, BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 115 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nabil AYOUCH
    • Writer(s)
    • Jamal BELMAHI
    • Producer(s)
    • Nabil AYOUCH, Pierre-Ange LE POGAM, Eric VAN BEUREN
    • Synopsis
    • Yachine is 10 years old, he lives with his family in the slum of Sidi Moumen 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 jobs, though empty, to get free from
      the doldrums of violence, misery and drugs.
      Released from prison, Hamid, now an Islamic fundamentalist, persuades Yachine and his pals
      to join their ''brothers''.
      The Imam, Abou Zoubeir, their spiritual leader, starts to direct their long-standing physical
      and mental preparation.
      One day, he tells them they have been chosen to become martyrs.
      The film is inspired by the terrorist attacks of May 16th 2003 in Casablanca.
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