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Director: Walid Messnaoui
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World premiered at the Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Won 10 awards at five prestigious film festivals
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2022/ Morocco22 min/ Drama
SYNOPSIS
In his desperate hunt for a way out of his gloomy existence on the rough streets of Casablanca, a young burglar named Amine discovers a sealed jewelry box that represents his ticket to a brighter future in Europe.
However, when other gangs find out what’s in his possession, he must brave their treacherous terrain and face his own demons to keep his dream alive.
CAST
Rabii Glim, Ismail Elfallahi, Salah Ben Saleh, Hasan Badidah

CREW

Screenwriter: Walid Messnaoui
DOP: Son Doan
Editor: Mehdi Lachhab

Production Company(ies)
Caestus Films
Producer(s)

Taoufik Rais, El-Mahdi Amsrouy, Celio Idrissi

film festivals
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France (World Premiere)
FANTASPOA - International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre, Brazil
Maskoon Fantastic Film Festival, Lebanon
Boden International Film Festival, Sweden
Korea International Film Festival, South Korea
Indie Short Fest - Los Angeles International Film Festival, US
Hollywood Shorts Fest, US
Cannes Indie Shorts Awards, France
Venezia Shorts Festival, Italy
Bahrain Film Festival, Bahrain
National Film Festival of Tangier, Morocco
Fantastic Fest, US
Casablanca International Independent Cinema Festival (FICIC), Morocco
Tangier Film Festival, Morocco
Festival Tasmit Du Cinéma Et De La Critique, Morocco
film awards
Best Special Makeup (Outstanding Achievement Award) at the Indie Short Fest - Los Angeles International Film Festival
Best Sound Design (Outstanding Achievement Award) at the Indie Short Fest - Los Angeles International Film Festival
Best Crime Short (Outstanding Achievement Award), Indie Short Fest - Los Angeles International Film Festival
Best First Time Director (Male) (Outstanding Achievement Award) at the Indie Short Fest - Los Angeles International Film Festival
Best Short of the Season (Outstanding Achievement Award) at the Indie Short Fest - Los Angeles International Film Festival
Best Actor at the Korea International Film Festival
Best First-Time Short Film at the Boden International Film Festival
Best Short Film at the Maskoon Fantastic Film Festival
Best Director at Casablanca International Independent Cinema Festival
Jury Award at the National Film Festival of Tangier
Jury Prize at the Festival Tasmit Du Cinéma Et De La Critique