Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue

Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue

DVD - 2003 | Arabic
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Ali, Kwita, Omar, and Boubker are a group of street urchins living in the hard streets of Casablanca. In order to survive they create a bond of friendship and family between them. The bond is cut short when Ali is senselessly killed; his life taken by a single act of a rival gang. Ali's friends decide not to report his death to the police, who would have the boy buried in a potter's field. Instead they decide to give him a worthy burial, to bury Ali on the private island he so often dreamed. Ali Zaoua captures the power of dreams and presence of hope in the harshest of circumstances
Publisher: [United States] : Filmmovement ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by RB Publishing, [2003]
ISBN: 9781402564581
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Sep 08, 2013

This movie has a high production quality and is very visual. It won't disappoint. The story has a mythical quality to it, and the characters are archetypes. The specifics are real enough and not unique to the situation of poor kids in Morocco but can be found anywhere (i.e. the gangs, escapism in the form of glue-sniffing, the rape and physical abuse of these kids who have nothing, their fantasies about escaping to a beautiful place and fantasies about living a different life). The adults in this movie have peripheral and symbolic roles, and the movie is really just about the kids.

Dec 06, 2012

I loved the original storyline and the animation throughout this movie. What makes this movie even more amazing is they used actual street kids in the filming.


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