Watch: Razzia 2017 123movies, Full Movie Online – The streets of Casablanca provide the centerpiece for five separate narratives that all collide into one..
Plot: Morocco, from the past to the present. Five people who are connected to each other – Abdallah, Salima, Joe, Hakim, and Inès – without realizing it. Different faces, different struggles, but one same breath. One city, Casablanca as a fragment of reality, as the myth of a film entirely shot in Hollywood studios, which reality has come back to claim.
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Maybe Not Today, …
The film contrasts the romantic idealistic setting/themes in the WWII movie Casablanca with five separate, eventually interconnected sub-stories, of near present day Casablanca (1990s-2015). The movie presents crushed hopes, weariness, religious and nationalistic intolerance (e.g. Arabic being forced upon rural Berber children), anger, juxtaposition of Judaism and Western dance/song decadence as well as gay acceptance (shown cleverly with the band Queen as backdrop) all playing against growing Islamic intolerance. The following, perhaps important, but not clear? We see the traditional Moroccan Shikhat, a privately held dance party for females, but it’s significance wasn’t clear to me. The title, perhaps government response to the 2015 student protests and looting.
We’ll Always Have Casablanca
Razzia is a warm and humanist movie, consisting of five fictional stories about people in Morocco whose lives are challenged in different ways by the rising tide of intolerance. The movie is not the usual heavy-handed tragedy, nor is it at all preachy. The focus is on the characters.
The five stories are only very loosely connected. The first is set in a remote inland village several decades ago, while the other four are set in contemporary Casablanca. We touch on a teacher facing Islamicization of primary schools; a married woman who is too modern for her husband; a Jewish restaurant owner; a young gay musician in a homophobic culture which nevertheless has a long gay tradition; and a teenage girl who isn’t ready for adulthood.
This movie is my favorite so far of the movies at our local film festival. Highly recommended.
P.S. FYI, a ‘razzia’ is a military raid for plunder, but here it seems to mean mob action.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director Nabil Ayouch
Writer Nabil Ayouch, Maryam Touzani
Actors Maryam Touzani, Arieh Worthalter, Amine Ennaji
Country France, Belgium, Morocco
Awards 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)