THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD

Muhr Arabic Feature
Morocco / 2009 / Arabic, French dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 35 mm / 108 minutes

Winner of Muhr Arab / Feature /Best Actor: Said Bey (Actor / Actress)

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Synopsis

Enfants terribles of contemporary Moroccan cinema, Imad and Swel Noury's interpretation of Dostoevsky's 'A Weak Heart' is set in a war-torn, anonymous city where Said Bey stars as a young man who, superficially, would seem to have it all - a doting fiancee, impending marriage and a great life stretching out ahead of him. But, for some reason, our hero can't cope with this idyllic existance and begins a nightmarish spiral into insanity. Raw, hard-hitting and uncompromising, Noury's screenplay and direction, Bey's mesmerising screen presence and Dostoevsky's thoughtful parable coalesce into a crisp, gripping narrative from two of Morocco's hottest young directors.

Genre

Drama

Cast & Credits

18+

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