Ali, kwita, omar and boubker are 12yearold street kids in casablanca. It was awarded in the 2000 stockholm film festival, montreal world film festival and in the 2000 amiens international film festival. Ali zaoua is a street urchin in the streets of modernday casablanca with. Against a background of dockside poverty in casablanca, populated by a.
A handful of street kids in casablanca struggle to pay tribute to a fallen comrade in this drama. Omar film complet vodlocker,omar film streaming hd a young palestinian freedom. Having split from the gang of the much older dib because of being raped, the four live at the port, where ali dreams of becoming a sailor because of the stories his mother used to tell him years before. These homeless urchins, with a few exceptions, make up a gang of at least 75100 kids who pick pockets, sniff glue and are led by dib, a modernday fagin. Ali wants to become a sailor when he was living with his mother, a prostitute, he used to listen to a fairy tale about the sailor who. Ali, kwita, omar and boubker are runaways living rough on the streets of morocco. Ali zaoua finds magical beauty in street kids bleak reality the. Ali zaoua received its north american premiere at the 2000 montreal world film festival. Ali zaoua prince of the street is a moroccan film directed by nabil ayouch, released in 2001 in france. Ali zaoua is the strangest of the quartet, who often speaks of sailing off to a distant island lit by two suns. Prince of the streets jul 19, 2008 interesting movie that centralizes around a small group of city street kids. But in its own, lowkey way, ali zaoua is just as stirring. Street children in morocco try to give a friend a good funeral. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality.
Nabil ayouchs ali zaoua is a sincere, sentimental look at kids living in the streets of casablanca, and of how three of them seek to. For ali zaoua, ayouch cast homeless children from the streets of casablanca. Prince of the streets 2000 starring mounim kbab and mustapha hansali on dvd and bluray. Ali zaouas urban landscapes are a far cry from the iconic images of the legendary. Prince of the streets is a coming of age drama that tells the story of a group of street urchins living on the streets of moroccos largest city casablanca. The boys former gang locates them and, as punishment for their defection, pelts.
They have recently run away from a larger gang run by the older and much bigger dib due to the physical and sexual abuse they suffered. This bond is cut short when ali zaoua is senselessly killed at the beginning of the film by a blow to the head, his life taken in an act of vengeance by a rival gang. Prince of the streets you are looking for rough, serious and captivating movies about with street kid, teenage life, survival, juvenile delinquency, friendship, life is a bitch and kids in trouble themes of drama and crime genre shot in morocco or tunisia. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only. Ali, kwita, omar and boubker are street kids in casablanca. Ali zaoua doesnt have the fireworks that made city of god, the story of brazilian youth gangs, a crossover hit. This is explored with gritty realism in ali zaoua, and while the struggle is certainly in the spotlight, the indominatable spirit of hope is recognized even in the spirit of the most downtrodden. With mounim kbab, mustapha hansali, hicham moussoune, abdelhak zhayra. A band of 3 ids, following a dreamer ali zaoua, splits from this gang. Ali zoua, ali zoua, prince of the streets, ali zaoua, ali zoua. Ali zaoua abdelhak zhayra the movie tells the story of four boys living in the streets of casablanca. A very lyrical movie depicting the hopelessness of life of street urchins in 3rd world countries the specific place is almost immaterial. Alis fantasy is to escape to the seas and become a sailor.
Prince of the streets 2002 cast and crew children who live on the streets of morocco attempt to give one of their friends a funeral fit for royalty. Set in the seared streets and vacant lots of casablanca, ali zaoua. Ali zaoua may have been left to wander the streets of casablanca with the rest of the citys gluesniffing street urchins, but when hes killed in a stone fight with a gang of boys, his three friends decide to bury him like a prince. Ali zaoua abdelhak zhayra is a homeless boy who runs with his friends omar mustapha hansali, boubker hicham moussane, and kouka maunim kbab, all of whom get by on their wits and often stray into petty crime to provide food, clothing, and shelter. A fter getting over the initial shock, ali s three friends decide not to report his death to the police, who would probably have the boy buried in a potters field. Ali zaoua is is his second fulllength film and it is great. Adaptation directed by spike jonze, starring nicolas cage, meryl. A moroccan film about homeless children on the streets of casablanca. A group of children living on the street leave their gang, prompting retribution from the. With nowhere to go, and nowhere to hide, survival is an everyday problem and friendship is their irreplaceable bond. Jul 15, 20 ali, kwita, omar and boubker are 12yearold street kids in casablanca. Prince of the streets is a 2000 moroccan crime drama film that tells the story of several homeless boys living in casablanca. Prince of the streets 2002 children who live on the streets of morocco attempt to give one of their friends a funeral fit for royalty.
Ali zaoua may have been left to wander the streets of casablanca with the rest of the citys gluesniffing street urchins, but when hes killed in a stone fight with a gang of boys, his three. A group of children living on the street leave their gang, prompting retribution from the gangs leader. Omar film complet vodlocker,omar film streaming hd a young palestinian freedom fighter agrees to. Ali zaoua abdelhak zhayra the movie tells the story of four boys living in.
Prince of the streets 2000 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. He wants to reach the island where two suns set, become a royal prince and meet a lovely woman. May 01, 2018 ali zaoua the director nabil ayouch was born in france to a moroccan father and tunisian mother, made his career working in morocco. This film is available with a digital site license dsl, which allows colleges, universities, or libraries to encode, locally host, and stream the film to their community on a closed.
Kippur 2000 a one and a two 2000 requiem for a dream. The streets are their home and the people that live in them, their family. It tells the story of moroccan street children who live in the filth of the gutters of presentday casablanca. Prince of the streets click to enlarge this 2000 moroccan feature by nabil ayouch spins an engrossing tale about a quartet of filthy, glueaddicted boys who fend for themselves on the. I showed this film as part of a middle school world cultures class, and had to skip past a scene or two, but the students resonated with the struggle.747 107 269 1162 1577 975 1464 1165 801 272 540 184 1104 738 553 618 101 276 939 367 382 832 38 1449 1138 572 974 820 1249 836 793 808 871 577 31 214 39 180 143 512 429 1392