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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 Fest Hamburg, Germany
Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia
Abu Dhabi Film Festival, UAE
Cinedays Festival of European Film, Macedonia
Festival National du Film, Tangier, Morocco
Les Journées de Soleure, Switzerland
Osian's Cinefan Film Festival, India
Arab Camera Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Middle Eastern Film Festival, São Paulo, Brazil
Karama Human Rights Film Festival, Jordan
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic
National Film Festival, Morocco
Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck, France
Cairo international Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Muscat International Film Festival, Oman
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