30.09. - 09.10.2021

Horses of God Morocco, France, Belgium 2012 | 115 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Nabil Ayouch

Nabil Ayouch (*1969) represented with his first two films, Mektoub and Ali Zaoua, Morocco at the Oscars. Besides his works as director and producer, he is also involved politically in matters of copyright in his native country.

rated for 0 + years
A slum on the edge of Casablanca at the turn of the millennium. A group of boys are growing up in a violent environment. With his father mentally ill, the family of 10-year old Jachine scrapes by on what his mother earns. Head of the family is 13-year old Hamid, who’s also the leader of the local gang. After years in jail, Hamid is released shortly after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. During his time in prison he has become a religious zealot and he persuades Jachine and his childhood friends to join the Islamists. One day, they learn that they have been chosen to be martyrs.
Original title: Les chevaux de Dieu
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Nabil Ayouch
Screenplay: Jamal Belmahi
Cast: Abdelhakim Rachid, Abdelilah Rachid, Hamza Souidek, Ahmed El Idrissi Amrani
Producer: Nabil Ayouch, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Eric Van Beuren, Patrick Quinet
Director of Photography: Hichame Alaouie
Music: Malvina Meinier
Production Design: Hafid Amly, Hind Ghazali
Editor: Damien Keyeux
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Wild Bunch
Production: Les Films du Nouveau Monde; Ali n’Productions; Stone Angels; YC Aligator; Artemis Productions


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