Les Chevaux de Dieu
Belgium, France, Morocco | Tunisia | 2012 | Nabil Ayouch
This powerful, affecting, and cinematic drama (which has a 100% “fresh” rating on RottenTomatoes.com as of 6/5) imagines how four young friends living in the slums of Morocco morphed into suicide bombers who participated in the notorious Casablanca bombings of 2003, during which 45 died. A multiple prizewinner at various international film festivals, this was also Morocco's official entry for this year's Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. "One of the most forceful entries in a growing body of cinema that interrogates the causes and effects of terrorism, nationalism, and fundamentalism in the Arab world." -Salon.com.
115 min. Blu-ray. Subtitles. Cleveland premiere.
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