19.9. Wednesday

21:00 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

Price: 7 Euro / 5 Euro (reduced)

R: Nabil Ayouch

Marokko/Frankreich 2017

OF m. engl. UT; DCP; 109 min.

Casablanca, vibrant and rough, inviting yet unforgiving. Hakim, living in the conservative Medina, dreams of being a rock star. Salima, on the verge of resignation, struggles to free herself from a society that wants to define her. Joe, a Jewish restaurant owner, chooses to live in the Casablanca he fantasises about, blurring his reality. Inès, young and rich, is torn between tradition and modernity. More than three decades earlier, a passionate teacher in the Atlas mountains is put to silence. Their disillusions embody the sparks that will light up the city in flames.

“With Razzia, I wanted to delve deeper, exploring the soul of the silent majority, this invisible army whose voices aren’t raised loudly enough and yet who are wholly entitled to proclaim their right to exist. Whilst speaking of them, I’m speaking of us”. (Nabil Ayouch)

In cooperation with Universität zu Köln (Orientalisches Seminar)