Chouf (2016)

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Chouf: it means "look" in Arabic, but it is also the name of the watchmen in the drug cartels of Marseille. Sofiane is 20. A brilliant student, he comes back to spend his holiday in the ... See full summary »


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8 October 2016 | searchanddestroy-1
Powerful social crime drama
In the line but better than the film SOUS X, released last year and also speaking of the real, actual daily life in the French ghettos, among drug dealers and their families. I did not expect less from Karim Dridi, a director specialized in such schemes, a courageous man speaking of real important issues of the French community, French nation. Poverty, racism, religion, this film maker is specialized in such stories and he is damn good in it. Here, you have a young man, a student who visits his family, who lives in the ghettos of the Marseilles suburb, one of the most dangerous of France. Suddenly his brother is killed during a gang war and our lead decides to get revenge. the plot is not unusual but outstanding if you consider the acting, mostly pulled by authentic natives of those ghettos, non Professional actors. A real brutal and pessimistic story, I warn you. Clichés are not avoided, I repeat, but that movie is really worth watching. Not for the squeamish.

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