Rock the Casbah (2013)

Rock the Casbah (2013)

Rock the Casbah (2013)

Bittersweet, Moroccan drama chronicling a middle class family who reunite to mourn the death of their father (screen legend Omar Sharif), set over the three day period called for by Muslim tradition. As the family gather, sparks fly and dramatic secrets are unearthed.

"Set in an opulent villa in Tangiers, the film unfolds over the three days of the rites of mourning dictated by Muslim custom, following the death of a prominent magnate and family patriarch, Moulay Hassan (Sharif). The solemnity of the occasion is disrupted by the unexpected return of Sofia (Morjana Alaoui), the rebellious youngest daughter who left Morocco, against her father's wishes, seeking an acting career in the US. Her sisters, Kenza (Lubna Azabal) and Miriam (Nadine Labaki), rattled by her unsettling antics, come to reconsider their life choices in moments of emotional reckoning. And as their father's remains are prepared for burial, the three siblings find themselves unearthing some dramatic family secrets." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2013Rating: M, Nudity and sexual references99 minsFrance, MoroccoFrench, Arabic & English with English subtitles.
ComedyDramaWorld Cinema
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Despite its familiarity, Marrakchi's family drama is consistently engaging and frequently amusing.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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[A] tearjerker... classically formulated yet highly effective.

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This family story , reunited for three days in a beautiful house in Tangier after the death of the father, is an opportunity to address the status of women in Morocco . The old man , beautifully played by Omar Sharif , has left 5 women behind, his wife, three daughters and his maid. The return of Sofia, the youngest daughter , who made ​​a career as an...

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Despite its familiarity, Marrakchi's family drama is consistently engaging and frequently amusing.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

[A] tearjerker... classically formulated yet highly effective.

0

This family story , reunited for three days in a beautiful house in Tangier after the death of the father, is an opportunity to address the status of women in Morocco . The old man , beautifully played by Omar Sharif , has left 5 women behind, his wife, three daughters and his maid. The return of Sofia, the youngest daughter , who made ​​a career as an...

4.0
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