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Nabil Ayouch shooting Razzia

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- The director of Much Loved is hard at work on his new feature, which is being staged by Unité de Production and will be sold by Films Distribution

Nabil Ayouch shooting Razzia
Director Nabil Ayouch

Since 17 October, Nabil Ayouch has been filming his sixth fiction feature, Razzia [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Nabil Ayouch
film profile
]
, in Morocco. The filmmaker, who rose to fame in the Berlinale Forum in 1999 with Mektoub and whose two most recent films were presented at Cannes (God’s Horses [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nabil Ayouch
film profile
]
in Un Certain Regard in 2012 and Much Loved [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
in the Directors’ Fortnight in 2015), has assembled a cast including Maryam Touzani, Belgium’s Arieh Worthalter (who turned heads in such titles as Les anarchistes [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 and Eternity [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, and will be in German theatres from 1 December in Marie Curie, The Courage of Knowledge [+see also:
trailer
interview: Marie Noëlle
film profile
]
), Abdelilah RachidDounia Binebine and Amine Ennaji.

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Written by Nabil Ayouch and Maryam Touzani, the story is summed up by the briefest smattering of fragmented words: from the Atlas Mountains to Casablanca, a global city, unique. Two eras. Abdallah, Salima, Joe, Hakim and Inès. Each one lives and resists. Balanced. In the distance, an angry mob. Raid.

Produced by Bruno Nahon for Unité de ProductionRazzia is benefiting from co-productions by Les Films du Nouveau MondeFrance 3 Cinéma, Belgian outfit Artemis Productions and Morocco’s Ali'N Productions. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+OCSRTBFBeTV and Voo, the feature is also being supported by Eurimages, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation’s Film Centre, the Belgian tax shelter and the SofitvCiné 4 Sofica. The shoot will continue until the end of the year in Ouarzazate and Casablanca. French distribution will be handled by Ad Vitam, while international sales are entrusted to Films Distribution.

As a reminder, Unité de Production currently has La Consolation [+see also:
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film profile
]
 by Cyril Mennegun (Louise Wimmer [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
) and Sparring by Samuel Jouy (read the article) in post-production.

(Translated from French)

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