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L'armée du salut
(2013)

AKA: Salvation Army

Country: France, Morocco, Switzerland

Genre: Biography, Coming of Age, Drama

IMDb

Synopsis

The film chronicles the sexual awakening of 15-year-old Abdellah (Said Mrini) from Casablanca, who is obsessed with his older brother Slimane (Amine Ennaji), and who occasionally has sex with older local men at a construction site. Ten years later, Abdellah has moved to Switzerland, where he finds shelter at a Salvation Army home.

Notes

  • Based on the 2006 autobiographical novel of the same name by Moroccan writer Abdellah Taïa (English translation, Semiotext(e), 2009), who also directed this movie
  • Winner of the Grand Prix at the Angers Film Festival in France (2014)
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Cast

  • Said Mrini
    (Abdellah as a Youth)
  • Karim Ait M'Hand
    (Alejandro as a Young Adult)
  • Amine Ennaji
    (Slimane)
  • Frédéric Landenberg
    (Jean)
  • Hamza Slaoui
    (Mustapha)
  • Malika El Hamaoui
    (Mother)
  • Abdelhak Swilah
    (Father)

BoyActors Reviews

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Taïa's film of his own autobiographical novel is cinematically undistinguished but has a lot of interesting and important things to say. Could make a good dual watch with the somewhat clunky but brave and heartfelt Lebanese film Out Loud.

Must Watch My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 8 / 10
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