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The Miscreants

Director: Mohcine Besri
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Mohcine Besri's feature film debut examines the fault lines between secular and Islamist factions of Moroccan society, intent on revealing commonalities rather than pushing conflict.
Screened at more than 15 film festivals and won nine awards.
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2011 / Morocco89 min/ Drama
Original Title
Les Mécréants
SYNOPSIS
Following the orders of their leader, three young Islamists abduct a bunch of actors who are promoting their latest work. However, things don’t go as planned and the Islamists find themselves trapped in a 7-day no exit experience with the actors. An experience that will change their lives all.
CAST
Jamila El Haouni
Maria Lalouaz
Omar Lotfi
Amine Ennaji
CREW
Screenwriter: Mochine Besri
DOP: Pascal Montjovent
Editor: Naima Bachiri
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Production Company(ies)
Akka Films
Fusion Films
Tamawayt Productions
Producer(s)
Michaël Rouzeau
Nicolas Wadimoff
film festivals
film festivals Film Fest Hamburg, Germany
film festivals Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
film festivals Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia
film festivals Abu Dhabi Film Festival, UAE
film festivals Cinedays Festival of European Film, Macedonia
film festivals Festival National du Film, Tangier, Morocco
film festivals Les Journées de Soleure, Switzerland
film festivals Osian's Cinefan Film Festival, India
film festivals Arab Camera Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands
film festivals Middle Eastern Film Festival, São Paulo, Brazil
film festivals Karama Human Rights Film Festival, Jordan
film festivals Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic
film festivals National Film Festival, Morocco
film festivals Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck, France
film festivals Cairo international Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
film festivals Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
film festivals Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
film festivals Muscat International Film Festival, Oman
film awards
film awards Best First Feature Film Award at the National Film Festival, Morocco
Special Mention of the Jury at the Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck, France
Special Mention of the Jury at the Cinedays Festival of European Film, Macedonia
Best Arab Film Award at the Cairo international Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Jury Award at the Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
Jury Award at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actor at the Muscat International Film Festival, Oman
Quotes
“The film depicts a part of the world we rarely see while tackling very timely themes.” Stephen Farber - The Hollywood Reporter