Urgent

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    Urgent

    Directed by

    Switzerland, Morocco

    2018

    85 min

    • French
    • Arabic

    Drama

    A man stands perilously against the wind on a bridge rail. He jumps and ends up in hospital with a fractured bone. Driss and his wife Zahra visit the hospital with their sick son Ayoub whose condition is more serious than expected. Unable to arrange the money for his surgery, the couple falls into despair. Driss’ troublemaker brother Houcine decides to offer them the money he is to receive from a Swiss couple adopting his unborn child to save his nephew. Unfortunately a miscarriage eliminates the money, and Ayoub could be lost as well. The desperate Zahra makes a crucial decision. Their encounter with the man jumping from the bridge continues as they cross paths again at the hospital.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Rachid Mustapha
    Fatima Zahra Benacer
    Youssef Alaoui
    Saïd Bey
    Ghalia Ben Zaouia
    Ayoub Layoussifi
    Younes Bouab
    Cinematography
    Denis Jutzeler
    Editing
    Naïma Bachiri
    Music
    Walead Ben Selim
    Production
    LOUISE PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    LA PROD

    Press

    Besri creates a number of beautifully observed interactions .... the film is shot through with a defiant humanity.

    Demetrios Matheou, Screen Daily

    Mohcine Besri

    Mohcine Besri

    Morocco

    Born in Meknes, Morocco in 1971, Mohcine Besri studied Physics and Chemistry at the Faculty of Rabat, while making his first steps in the arts by playing small parts in various movies. He later left to Switzerland where he completed his bachelor degree in Computer Science and worked in finance, before becoming a mathematics teacher. In parallel, he pursued his passion for cinema and became a script writer and director. Further to several experiences as Assistant Director, he directed two short films, was a co-writer of OPERATION CASABLANCE with Swiss director Laurent Nègre, before writing his first feature film LES MÉCRÉANTS.