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Rock The Casbah

Published in R
Friday, 14 November 2014 20:44
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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)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    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.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    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.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

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

  • LANGUAGE

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

  • THEMES

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

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    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).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    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.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

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