BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Internasjonal fiksjon
WWW

WWW: What a Wonderful World

ORIGINAL TITLE:
WWW - What a Wonderful World
Marokko / Frankrike / Tyskland/ 2006/
LANGUAGE:
Arabisk/fransk
CAST:
Nezha Rahil, Faouzi Bensaidi, Fatima Attif, El Mehdi Elaaroubi, Mohammed Bastaoui, Hajar Masdouki
DIRECTOR:
Faouzi Bensaidi
WRITER:
Faouzi Bensaidi
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Gordon Spooner
PRODUCER:
Laurent Lavole, Isabelle Pragier, Souad Lamriki, Benedicte Bellocq, Bettina Brokemper, Johannes Rexin
A visually arresting thriller with charm and wit

Several people cross paths in this stylistically distinct Moroccan thriller. A lonely hitman and a lovelorn traffic policewoman keep affecting each other's lives in small, curious ways. The story is playfully told, mixing different cinematic styles in unusual ways. You'll se musical numbers, chase scenes, poetic realism and references to LE SAMOURAÏ. A charming ride through a Casablanca that is very different from when Humphrey Bogart ran a café there.

Faouzi Bensaidi

Plays the role of the assassin Kamel. Born in Morocco in 1967, and studied drama in Paris. Has been directing and acting since 1988 while often writing his own scripts. He prefers a loose filmatic style, as in A THOUSAND MONTHS (shown at BIFF in 2003), where pictures speak louder than words. He regards himself as a loner in the Maroccan film industry, looking for inspiration far beyond his nation's borders.