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by Abdellah Taïa


In Casablanca, the young Abdellah spends his days at home, living a relationship of conflicts and complicity with his father. In the city streets, he has occasional sexual intercourses with men. During a holiday, his older and venerated brother Slimane abandons him. Ten years later. Abdellah lives with his Swiss lover, Jean. He leaves Morocco and goes to Geneva, where he decides to break up and to start a new life alone. He takes shelter in a house of the Salvation Army, where a Moroccan man sings a song of his idol Abdel Halim Hafez for him.

international title: Salvation Army
original title: L'Armée du salut
country: France, Morocco
sales agent: Pascale Ramonda Paris
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Abdellah Taïa
film run: 84'
release date: FR 07/05/2014
screenplay: Abdellah Taïa
cast: Said Mrini, Karim Ait M'Hand, Amine Ennaji
cinematography by: Agnès Godard
film editing: Françoise Tourmen
producer: Hugues Charbonneau, Marie-Ange Luciani, Amine Ennaji, Pauline Gygax, Max Karli, Frantz Richard
production: Les Films de Pierre, Les Films Pelléas, Rita Productions, Ali N’Films
distributor: Rezo Films

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Toronto International Film Festival 2013
Reykjavik International Film Festival 2013
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