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by Mohcine Besri


On the order of their spiritual leader, three young Islamists kidnap a group of actors who are about to go on tour with their latest show. When the kidnappers arrive at the place of detention, they find themselves cut off from their base. Ensues a 7-day no exit situation, in which both sides are forced to live together, confront each other and challenge their mutual prejudices.

international title: The Miscreants
original title: Les mécréants
country: Switzerland, Morocco
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Mohcine Besri
film run: 88'
release date: CH 25/04/2012
screenplay: Mohcine Besri
cast: Rabii Benjhaile, Aïssam Bouali, Abdenbi El Beniwi, Jamila El Haouni, Mustapha El Houari, Amine Ennaji, Maria Lalouaz, Omar Lotfi
cinematography by: Pascal Montjovent
film editing: Naïma Bachiri
music: Philippe Héritier
producer: Michaël Rouzeau, Nicolas Wadimoff
production: Akka Films, Fusion Films, Tamawayt Productions (Morocco)
distributor: Moa Distribution, Canal 4 (Morocco)

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