Marock (2005)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama, Teen Movie  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - France, Morocco  |  
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The universal language of youthful rebellion takes center stage in director Laïla Marrakchi's tale of a Moroccan Muslim teen who falls for a handsome and progressive-minded Jewish boy. High school is drawing to a close for 17-year-old Rita (Morjana Alaoui) and her carefree friends, and as the footloose girls pound the pavement of Casablanca's Anfa district, it seems that their summer of fun is already well under way. When Rita meets fun-loving Youri (Matthieu Boujenah) and the pair hit it off, her liberal Muslim family's open-minds soon begin to close when they discover that their daughter's new boyfriend is Jewish.

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Morocco, teenagers, coming-of-age, culture-clash, first-love, Jewish, Muslim, religious-conflict