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by Fyzal Boulifa


Fatima-Zahra and her adolescent son Selim move from place to place, forever trying to outrun the latest scandal she’s caught up in. When Selim discovers the truth about his past, Fatima-Zahra vows to make a fresh start. Arriving in Tangier, they each find new opportunities that promise the legitimacy they crave – but not without threatening their fragile love for one another.

international title: The Damned Don't Cry
original title: Les damnés ne pleurent pas
country: France, Belgium, Morocco
sales agent: Charades
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Fyzal Boulifa
film run: 110'
release date: FR 26/07/2023, BE 12/07/2023
screenplay: Fyzal Boulifa
cast: Abdellah El Hajjouji, Aicha Tebbae, Antoine Reinartz
cinematography by: Caroline Champetier
film editing: François Quiqueré
music: Nadah El Shazly
producer: Gary Farkas, Clément Lepoutre, Olivier Muller
co-producer: Cassandre Warnauts, Jean-Yves Roubin, Karim Debbagh
production: Vixens, Frakas Productions, BBC Films, Kasbah Films (MA)
backing: Eurimages, Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC), Centre Cinématographique Marocain (MA), Fonds Image de la Francophonie
distributor: New Story, O'Brother Distribution

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Fyzal Boulifa, Abdellah El Hajjouji, Aicha Tebbae, Antoine Reinartz
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