Rabat - Following his blockbuster movies “Casanegra” and “Zero,” Moroccan director Nour Eddine Lakhmari has debuted his new movie entitled “Burn Out,” starring Moroccan actor Anas El Baz. The movie is set to be officially released in 2017.
Rabat – Following his blockbuster movies “Casanegra” and “Zero,” Moroccan director Nour Eddine Lakhmari has debuted his new movie entitled “Burn Out,” starring Moroccan actor Anas El Baz. The movie is set to be officially released in 2017.
During a press conference at the16th annual Marrakech International Film Festival (FIFM), Lakhmari said that his “fourth feature film focuses on social issues, depicting the struggle of the characters and their quest for love and humanity.”
The movie sheds light on people from different walks of life, including a politician and 40-year-old entrepreneur with his 28-year-old wife, Ghita. Additionally, it follows the stories of a student of medicine who is also a prostitute and Ayoub, a 13-year-old shoe-shiner, who dreams of buying a prosthesis for the leg of his disabled mother.”
“‘Burn Out’ is a film about the sacrifice and courage of ordinary people confronted with extraordinary situations, where social and economic problems intensify their distress,”’ Lakhmari added.
Produced by the Dubai-based VOD platform, ICFLIX, the movie is set in Casablanca, which is the preferred location for Lakhmari to shoot his movies.
“Casablanca is considered as monster city that includes all contradictions. Briefly, it is a micro-Morocco,” Lakhmari explained.
Seeking to contextualize the role of the women in “Burn Out,” Lakhmari said that the movie gives a high importance to the strong social status of the women [in Morocco].”
When asked about production issues involved in shooting “Burn Out,” Lakhmari said that “the shooting of the movie was arduous, especially the scenes that were shot in a ghetto in Casablanca.”
“The film’s preparation took three years, while the actual shooting time was three-months. Its preparation took three days. Meanwhile, the movie is being arranged,” Lakhmari said.