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Film still from HOUNDS: Two men in simple clothes are standing next to a car in a city.

Thu 25.04.

  • Director

    Kamal Lazraq

  • Morocco, France, Belgium, Qatar, Saudi Arabia / 2023
    94 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • Original language

    Tamazight, Arab

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

A dark drama in the suburbs of Casablanca. Hassan (Abdellatif Masstouri) and Issam (Ayoub Elaid), father and son, earn their daily living by carrying out small trafficking jobs for the local mafia. One evening they are commissioned with an arduous kidnapping mission that will turn their life on its head. The night is long, ahead of them a horrifying adventure that plunges them into a ghastly world of violence, where death lurks at every corner. A stunning thriller that offers an uncompromising portrait of contemporary Moroccan society from the perspective of its urban poor, afflicted with precarity and constantly pushed to the margins of crime. Karim Lazraq's debut feature premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2023 as part of the Un Certain Regard competition, earning the Prix du Jury.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media