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Behind Closed Doors

Director: Mohamed Bensouda
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The first Moroccan film to be a Special Jury Award winner at the Remi Awards 2013 of the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
The film led to a national movement to change Moroccan law about sexual harassment.
The first Moroccan film distributed in Qatar and the Gulf.
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2013/ Morocco102 min/ Drama
Original Title
Derrière les Portes Fermées
Samira is an attractive, young Moroccan woman who is happily married to a banker. Their lives are turned upside down with the appointment of a new director in the company where Samira works who begins to harass her. This is where she finds herself at a dead end she decides to proceed in another direction and puts into action an ingenious plan to obtain the proof she needs.
Zineb Obeid
Ahmed Saguia
Karim Doukkali
Amal Ayouch
Screenwriter: Mohamed Bensouda
DOP: Youssef Laalioui
Editor: Mohamed Elouazzani
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Production Company(ies)
Les Films 7 in co-production with
Emotion Film Factory
Mohamed Bensouda
Christophe Kay Kourdouly
film festivals
film festivals Arab Women's Film Festival, The Netherlands
film festivals International Film Festival of Marrakech, Morocco
film festivals National Film Festival of Tangier, Morocco
film festivals International Film festival of Petaluma, USA
film festivals International Film Festival of African Diaspora (FIFDA) in Paris, France
film festivals African Film Festival of Khouribga, Morocco
film festivals Goa International Film Festival, India
film awards
film awards Honorable Mention from the CinéCours Film School
Special Jury Remi Award at the Remi Awards 2013 of the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival