ROCK THE CASBAH

By Laïla MARRAKCHI

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Comedy - Completed 2012

A bittersweet comedy that plays out around a funeral, heartfelt memories are shared and secrets are revealed.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 99 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Laïla MARRAKCHI
    • Writer(s)
    • Laïla MARRAKCHI
    • Producer(s)
    • Stéphanie CARRERAS (ESTRELLA PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • ROCK THE CASBAH is a bittersweet comedy that plays out around a funeral. Over the three days of
      mourning called for by Moroccan tradition, the family gathers in the deceased’s villa to look back on their memories and share the loss of the dearly departed father and husband. It’s summer, but the beach is out of bounds and bathing suits are swapped for djellabas as the mainly female household comes
      together in a show of grief and anguish. But when the youngest daughter Sofia arrives, sparks start to
      fly. She left to start a new life in America against her father’s wishes, becoming an actress.
      But she only ever lands roles as terrorists in TV series. Her return to the family home is the occasion to settle a few scores. Secrets come out, throwing the order once maintained by the patriarch into turmoil.
      Between tears and laughter, a collective hysteria leads each of the women to face up to some home truths.
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