Cinema

Iranian Movie Depicts Prophet Mohammed By Showing ‘Back of His Head’

Rabat - An Iranian film about the Prophet Mohammed's childhood premiers on Wednesday in 143 movie theaters throughout Iran, according to media reports. The 171-minute film 'Mohammed, Messenger of God' is the most expensive film to be made in Iran. It depicts a teenager prophet Mohammed by showing the back of his head. Mohammed Mahdi Heidarian, head of the private Nourtaban Film Industry company, confirmed t ...

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Said Naciri Calls “Much Loved” Heroine ‘Prostitute’

Rabat - Said Naciri, a Moroccan a stand-up comedian and actor, named Loubna Abidar, the heroine of the controversial movie “Much Loved,” a prostitute. In his recent sketch, posted on YouTube on August 22, the Moroccan comedian did not restrain himself from blatantly naming Abidar a “prostitute,” making fun of the fact that “Morocco will be represented in Cannes Film Festival by a prostitute.” Amid the escal ...

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Indian Director Anurag Basu To Shoot Film in Morocco

Rabat - Prominent Indian director Anurag Basu has reportedly determined to shoot scenes of his new movie “Jaso Jagga” in Morocco. After shooting in Thailand and South Africa, Anurag Basu will soon come to Morocco in order to film the rest of the movie’s scenes. The film features Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, and Govinda as lead actors. The movie narrates the story of a teenage detective who s ...

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Moroccan-Jewish Director Sheds Light on Popular Moroccan Singer Botbol

Rabat - Moroccan comedians Hassan El Fad and Gad El Maleh will soon be seen on screen in a new film entitled “The Midnight Orchestra” directed by Jérôme Cohen-Oliva. The movie will shed light on the Moroccan-Jewish artist Botbol, who was one of the icons of Moroccan popular music decades ago. French-Moroccan humorist Gad El Maleh plays the role of Micheal Botbol, who was in France and returned to Morocco in ...

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New Film About Aladdin Shot in Morocco

Rabat - The film “Les Nouvelles Aventures d’Aladin”(the new adventures of Aladdin) by Arthur Benzaquen, shot in Morocco, will be released in French theaters on October 14th. The first scenes of “Les Nouvelles Aventures d’Aladin,” were shot in Ouarzazate home to the biggest cinema studios in Morocco. The movie is an adaptation of the famous folklore tale of Aladdin and the wonderful lamp. The French comedian ...

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Tom Cruise Talks About His Stay in Morocco Shooting Mission impossible 5

Rabat - After getting a warm reception from Moroccans last year, Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise said he enjoyed his stay in Morocco shooting the fifth installment of the Mission Impossible series. “I loved that time in Morocco. It was beautiful,” said Tom Cruise in an interview with the celebrity people talk show “Scoop With Raya”, aired on Saudi Arabia’s MBC. Asked by Raya if he tried Moroccan food or met ...

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Video Footage of Mission Impossible Shot in Morocco

Rabat - The video shows the first full trailer for Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, starring Tom Cruise, shot in the windy mountainous road of Oukaimeden, Morocco’s famous ski resort about 80 kilometers away from Marrakech. Tom Cruise, who played the role of Ethan Hunt, a super-agent, appears in the video on a high speed motorcycle, chasing his enemies in an incredibly dangerous mission. The American action ...

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Angelina Jolie Makes Animated Movie About Afghan Girl

Rabat - Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie will produce an animated film about a young Afghan girl living under Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The animated film is adapted from the children’s novel “The Breadwinner,” by Deborah Ellis and first published in 2000. The film highlights the life of Parvana, a little girl who disguises herself as a boy in order to work for her family after her father had been unf ...

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Jamel Debbouze to Play Role of Leo the African

Meknes - Moroccan-French comedian Jamel Debbouze will play the role of Hasan Al-Wazzan, also well known as Leo the African, in a new film co-produced by French Lebanese production companies. The movie is based on a true story -it is an adaptation of  Lebanese author Amine  Maalouf’s inspiring novel Leo the African, which depicts the events Hassan experienced between 1488-1527 , the beginning of his  journey ...

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France: “Much Loved” Banned for Minors under 12

Rabat - “Much Loved (Zin li Fik),” the highly controversial film by Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch, about prostitution in Marrakech is now banned for minors under the age of 12 in France. According to the film’s Facebook page, “Much Loved” screened before the Censorship Board in France and was prohibited to minors under the age of 12. The Facebook page said that “Members of the French Censorship Board unani ...

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Mission Impossible Trailer Depicts Casablanca as a Desert Village

Miami - Ever since the latest Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation premiered in North America on July 31st, it has been subject of many conversations. Reviews are raving for this American action spy film – 5th in the series by the same name. Filming began late in the summer (2014) and the Kingdom of Morocco was chosen to host several of the movie’s scenes. Tom Cruise was spotted arriving in Rabat on August 30th ...

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