Carcass
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    Carcass

    Carcasse

    Directed by

    France

    2017

    28 min

    • French

    Sci-fi

    A lo-fi cyberpunk social tragedy set in the Sahara desert, in the near future. Workers immigrated here from all over Africa to get a job at the big factory, turning the desert into one big township: there's too much people and not enough work. To get a chance of being picked up for work, everyone got their arms replaced by costly construction tools prosthetic. Ilias (Mounir Margoum) is one of them. Here, he met his lover Aïssa (Aïssa Maïga), a scrapyard flower who yields the local repair shop. But he is heavily burdened by debt and has to pay back the cost of his prosthetics to the local mob who operates the factory. Struggling to get work and pressured by his violent shylock, he ends up committing a desperate action that will have terrible consequences for the couple.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Aïssa Maïga
    Mounir Margoum
    Kouamé N'Goran
    Screenplay
    Estelle Faye
    Ismaël El Maoula El Iraki
    Cinematography
    Benjamin Rufi
    Editing
    Camille Mouton
    Music
    Mariem Hassan
    Production
    LA FEMIS
    Ismaël El Iraki

    Ismaël El Iraki

    Morocco

    Ismaël El Iraki was born in Morroco in 1983 and lives in France since 2001. After studying Philosophy at the Sorbonne, he joigned the Directing department of prestigious french cinema school La Femis in 2004. His film efforts are all set in Morroco and linked to the Nayda artistic movement in Casablanca. El Iraki's two latest shorts were both noted successes: CARCASSE (2007) won the Short Film Corner prize at the Festival de Cannes, and HARASH (2009) won a Special Mention of the Jury and the Attention Talent directing award at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. El Iraki is developping two feature length projects including the moroccan rock n' roll romance ZANKA CONTACT which is in the Doha Film Institute's 2017 Qumra selection of feature projects.

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