Rock the Casbah
North Africa & the Metropole • 1h 39m
Directed by Laïla Marrakchi • Drama • With Morjana Alaoui, Hiam Abbass • 100 minutes
The patriarch of a family dies suddenly, prompting a reunion of his daughters, some of whom haven't seen each other for a long time. In the midst of mourning their father, traditions are upheld... and secrets are revealed.
"[An] affirmation of life as an eternal cycle in which joy and sorrow are bound together." —Sydney Morning Herald
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