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.
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 order to revive his father’s orchestra. Marcel Botbol,Michael’s father, was a prominent Moroccan-Jewish singer.
The father ordered his son to adopt the orchestra at his behest and perform at his funeral ceremony.
The film was shot in Paris and Tangier. It reflects the Jewish customs and rituals, which display coexistence between Jews and Moroccans, their tenacity to live in Morocco and the reasons for leaving.
The movie reveals the passion of the French-Moroccan screenwriter and director Jérôme Cohen-Oliva for Jewish music, which also pays tribute to Botbol’s musicianship.
Jérôme Cohen-Oliva is well-known for his fictional film entitled “Kandisha,” inspired by the fairytale of the mythological figure Aicha Kandisha.
It is the first cinematic work that includes Hassan El Fad Gad El Maleh, who ranked 10th most searched personality on Yahoo in 2014.