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What A Wonderful World

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WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (EDU)
Faouzi Bensaïdi, Morocco, 2006

 
 

What A Wonderful World
A film by Faouzi Bensaïdi

French and Arabic, with subtitles in English
Morocco, 2006 (94 minutes)

Synopsis
Souad is a prostitute whose best friend is Kenza, a tough traffic cop. Kamel is a stony–eyed contract killer who receives his hit orders via the Internet; he is also Souad's favorite customer. When Kenza falls in love with Kamel, the two begin a bizarre courtship doomed by their disparate lines of work, and a persistent cyber–snooping hacker who stumbles upon the site where Kamel receives his murderous contracts. Moroccan actor–director Faouzi Bensaïdi's promiscuously stylish film is a new vision of an old culture, unveiling an uncommon Casablanca caught in a world wide web of associations and consequences.

About the Director
Faouzi Bensaïdi was born in Meknes, Morocco in 1967. After studying at the Rabat Institute of Dramatic Art, he began his career directing for the stage, and in 1997, he directed his first short film, The Cliff. His two subsequent shorts, The Wall and The Rain Line, won prizes at the Cannes International Film Festival, and the Venice International Film Festival. His first feature film, A Thousand Months, premiered in 2003. What a Wonderful World is his second feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Kenza
Kamel
Souad
Hicham
Hicham's Father
Fatima

Nezha Rahil
Faouzi Bensaïdi
Fatima Attif
El Mehdi Elaâroubi
Mohammed Bastaoui
Hajar Masdouki

Crew

 

Director
Writer
Producers

Cinematographer
Editors
Sound
Music

 

Faouzi Bensaïdi
Faouzi Bensaïdi
Laurent Lavolé, Isabelle Pragier, Bénédicte Bellocq, Souad Lamriki, Bettina Brokemper, Johannes Rexin
Gordon Spooner
Faouzi Bensaïdi, Véronique Lange
Patrice Mendez, Tobias Fleig
François Roy

 
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