Women Without Men (2009)

SHIRIN NESHAT, SHOJA AZARI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Original Title: Zanan-e bedun-e mardan Germany/Austria/France/Italy/Ukraine/Morocco/Iran, 2009. Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Coop99 Filmproduktion, Coproduction Office, CinePostproduction, Rommel Film, BIM Distribuzione, EMC Produktion, Sota Cinema Group, Schönheitsfarm Postproduction, Manfred Bunwey Filmproduktion, Agora Films, Sundance Feature Film Program, Osterreichischer Rundfunk, MEDIA Programme of the European Union.  Screenplay by…

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13 Hours (2016)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Malta/Morocco/USA, 2016.  Paramount Pictures, 3 Arts Entertainment, Bay Films, Dune Films, Latina Pictures.  Screenplay by Chuck Hogan, based on the book by Mitchell Zuckoff.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Michael Bay, Erwin Stoff.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Jeffrey Beecroft.  Costume Design by Deborah…

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Queen Of The Desert (2015)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Morocco/USA, 2015.  Benaroya Pictures, H Films, Raslan Company of America.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Michael Benaroya, Cassian Elwes, Nick N. Raslan.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Ulrich Bergfelder.  Costume Design by Michele Clapton.  Film Editing by Joe Bini.  Berlin Film Festival 2015.   Bored of life in the…

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Salvation Army (2013)

ABDELLAH TAIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  L’Armee du Salut France/Morocco/Switzerland, 2013.  Les Films de Pierre, Les Films Pelléas, Rita Productions, Ali n’ Films, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR idée suisse, Cofinova 8.  Screenplay by Abdellah Taia.  Cinematography by Agnes Godard.  Produced by Hugues Charbonneau, Hicham Kadiri, Marie-Ange Luciani.  Film Editing by Francoise Tourmen.  Toronto…

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Matt Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine (2012)

MICHELE JOSUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Morocco/Switzerland, 2012.  Run Rabbit Run Media.  Screenplay by Michele Josue.  Cinematography by Craig Trudeau.  Produced by Michele Josue.  Music by Nicholas Jacobson-Larson.  Film Editing by Michele Josue, Liam McNiff. The brutal 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard by two men who targeted him because he was gay became a case that resounded internationally, still referenced so…

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Intimate Enemies (2007)

FLORENT EMILIO SIRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. Original title:  L’Ennemi Intime France/Morocco, 2007.  Les Films du Kiosque, SND Films, France 2 Cinéma, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Cofimage 18, Banque Populaire Images 7, Uni Etoile 4, Agora Films.  Screenplay by Patrick Rotman, adaptation by Florent-Emilio Siri, Patrick Rotman.  Cinematography by Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci.  Produced by François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design…

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Rock The Casbah (2013)

LAILA MARRAKCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Morocco, 2013.  Estrella Productions, Pathé, Agora Films, La Chauve Souris, Canal+, Orange Cinéma Séries, Soficinéma 9, Cofinova 8, Cinémage 7, Coficup, Backup Media, Centre Cinématographique Marocain, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Procirep.  Script consultants Alexandre Aja, Raphaelle Desplechin, Gladys Marciano, Screenplay, adaptation and dialogue by Laila Marrakchi.  Cinematography by Pierric Gantelmi…

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Oedipus Rex (1967)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original title:  Edipo Re Italy/Morocco, 1967.  Arco Film, Somafis.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on the play by Sophocles.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Ruzzolini.  Produced by Alfredo Bini.  Production Design by Luigi Scaccianoce.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.   Extremely strange and shallow but also visually impressive adaptation of Sophocles’ drama….

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Moolaade (2004)

OUSMANE SEMBENE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Senegal/France/Burkina Faso/Cameroon/Morocco/Tunisia, 2004.  Filmi Doomireew, Direction de la Cinematographie Nationale, Centre Cinématographique Marocain, Cinétéléfilms, Les Films Terre Africaine, Ciné-Sud Promotion, Fonds Sud Cinéma, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement International.  Screenplay by Ousmane Sembene.  Cinematography by Dominique Gentil.  Produced by Ousmane Sembene.  Music by Boncana Maiga.  Production Design…

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Days of Glory (2006)

RACHID BOUCHAREB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Indigenes Algeria/France/Morocco/Belgium, 2006.  Tessalit Productions, Kiss Films, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, StudioCanal, Taza Productions, Tassili Films, La Petite Reine, Versus Production, Royaume du Maroc, SCOPE Invest, Région Ile-de-France, Région Franche-Comté, Région Provence Côte d’Azur, Région Alsace, Conseil Général des Vosges, Région Aquitaine, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement…

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