They Are the Dogs

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    They Are the Dogs

    C'est eux les chiens

    Directed by

    Morocco

    2013

    85 min

    • French

    Drama

    THEY ARE THE DOGS follows members of a television crew as they stumble across the story of an old man – Majhoul. His tragic tale dates back to 1981 during upheavals in Morocco, where he was arrested. Released 30 years later in 2011, he is now trying to come to terms with a new reality. The TV crew decides to report his journey as he sets off on a quest to find his family and his place in this new world.

    Awards

    • Muhr Arab Feature Special Jury Prize, Best Actor Award - Dubai IFF
    • FIPRESCI Prize - Kerala IFF

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    Credits

    Cast
    Hassan Badida
    Screenplay
    Hicham Lasri
    Cinematography
    Ali Benjelloun
    Editing
    Safaa Baraka
    Production
    ALI N' PRODUCTIONS
    Hicham Lasri

    Hicham Lasri

    Morocco

    I'm not into social Realism nor close to documentary. I am into heavy satire and desaturated violence.

    Hicham Lasri (born Morocco) has written scripts for film-makers such as Nabil Ayouch (WHATEVER LOLA WANTS (2007) and GOD’S HORSES (2012) and Omar Chraîbi and has collaborated with Moroccan director Lahcen Zinoun. He has directed the short films GÉOMETRIE DES REMORDS (2002), LUNATIKA (2005) and ANGELS TERMINAL (2010). THE END (2010) was his first feature. His 2013 feature, THEY ARE THE DOGS won the Muhr Arab Feature Special Jury Prize, Best Actor Award at the Dubai IFF. In 2015, his feature STARVE YOUR DOG screened at Toronto IFF and will have its European premiere at Berlinale Panorama. His most recent film JAHILYA screened at Berlinale Forum 2018.

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