Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
The friendship between a dishonored businessman and a common thief provides the basis of this Moroccan fable. Mehdi messed up, got caught, lost his business and went to prison. Following release, he vowed to stay honest. Though penniless and reduced to washing windshields for cash, he honors his promise. One day he meets the carefree thief Driss who lets Mehdi stay in his apartment. Their friendship thrives until Mehdi is offered a job running a bakery and the mother of Driss dies. Unable to bear his grief, Driss becomes a drunk and the two buddies begin to fight. Ultimately, their friendship withers until the beautiful Naima, the girl that both men love, shows them the way to reconciliation.
friendship, grief, love-triangle, robbery