Rock The Casbah Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Rock The Casbah

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes, sexual references and nudity.

  • The pitch:

    Every family has its secrets.

  • Starring:

    Morjana Alaoui, Nadine Labaki, Lubna Azabal, Hiam Abbass, Omar Sharif, Raouia, Adel Bencherif, Assia Bentria, Hassan El Ganouni, Jad Mhidi Senhaji

  • Directed by:

    Laïla Marrakchi

  • Running time:

    100 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)


    Peoplen are slapped, grabbed, handcuffed (theatrical). Stripped car (parts stolen). Bomb tied to woman/suicide bombing (theatrical). Arguing, yelling. Terrorists, suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Washing corpse. Bandages. Bloody face (theatrical). Needles/syringes.


    Erection. Children read pornographic magazines. Kissing, flirting. Woman in bra, cleavage, shirtless men, beachwear. Breast enhancement discussed. Paedophilia (breast-fondling) mentioned. References to sexual activity/orgasm, infidelity, illegitimacy, incest.


    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Smoking (cigarette, cigar). Gambling (poker) mentioned. Tranquilisers, junkie, alcoholic mentioned.


    S-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling (pig). Slang for genitals. Derogatory term for women. Religious references, prayer.


    Family, funeral, grief, marriage, divorce, movies, fame, cultural differences, family secrets, classic cars, Tangiers, pirate DVDs, plastic surgery, inheritance, will readings, incest.


    Deceased brother/husband/father/grandfather. Deceased daughter mentioned. Marriage separation, pregnancy, abortion mentioned. Funeral, burial, cemetery, bar settings. Plane, ghost/apparition. Budgerigar, horse, dog. Urination. Seafood prepared, raw meat seen. Arabic and French languages (subtitled).


    Fun, humorous, real, light, enjoyable, satirical, engaging, character-driven, well-paced. Strong/near all-female cast, some charming acting, some funny dialogue, vibrant characters, beautiful cinematography, eye-catching set decoration.


    Predictable, sentimental, cheesy, obvious. Daytime soapish, uneven acting, juxtapositions become tiring.

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