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Death for sale [videorecording] /

Contributor(s): Material type: FilmFilmLanguage: Arabic Original language: Arabic Publication details: Ennetbaden, Switzerland : Trigon- Film, 2013.Description: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inSubject(s): Online resources: Production credits:
  • Screenplay, Faouzi Bensaïdi ; producers, Entre Chien et Loup ; camera , Marc-André Batigne ; music , Richard Horowitz ; editor, Danielle Anezin ; sound, Patrice Mendez, Gert Janssen, Luc Thomas.
Fehd Benchemsi, Fouad Labiad, Mouhcine Malzi, Iman Mechrafi, Nezha Rahil.Summary: "Three friends strive to preserve their loyalty to each other in spite of a corrupt society.These young men live in Tetouan, an impoverished Moroccan city. Soufiane, the youngest, spends his days pilfering. Allal, the oldest, is trying to gain a foothold as a drug dealer. Malik falls in love with Dounia who works as a prostitute in a night club. The three friends part to make their own way in life, but before long it looks as though their futures will founder in a maelstrom of violence, greed, jealousy and betrayal. Seeing no other way out, they decide to get together and raid a jeweller's shop. The film opens with Malik walking towards Dounia, silently laughing. Behind her, knots of video tape float up from a rubbish dump like paper dragons, Faouzi Bensaïdi gives his relaxed young actors plenty of room to manoeuvre. His work casts a spell on account of a visual style that is both laconic and powerful and demonstrates how each friend's dream of happiness only serves to drive a wedge between them. Beneath permanently leaden city clouds they nonetheless find a way to treat each other with generosity and trust." -- Internet.
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Video Recording Carleton University, AVRC SP456 - Collections Room DVD-03722 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 16050317267

Original production in Morocco in 2011.

Bonus : Interview with Faouzi Bensaïdi ; trailer.

DVD, Dolby Digital 2.0-DD 5.1 ; screen format : 1 : 1.85-16/9 PAL ; all regions.

In Arabic, with optional subtitles in German, French and English.

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