Mektoub (Morocco: 1997)

Director

Nabil Ayouch

Cast list

Rachid El Ouali... Dr. Taoufik Raoui
Faouzi Bensaïdi... Kamel Raoui
Amal Chabli... Sophia Raoui
Mohammed Miftah... Inspector Kabir
Malika Oufkir... The Village Chief
Hilal Abdellatif... Hotel Director
Mohamed Zouhir... Inspector Tabet
Mohamed Tsouli... Le Cherif
Zakaria Atifi... Garde de Corps
Abdelkader Lofti... Le Pompiste
Mohamed Razine... The Farmer
Rachida Machnoue... The Farmer’s Wife
Lakbir Houzirane... Khalid
Myriam Basri... Mouna
Ahmed Dawassi... Commissar Derif

Credits

Producers:

Noureddine Ayouch (producer)
Thierry Boscheron (producer)
Etienne Comar (producer)
Jean Cottin (producer)
Sarim Fassi (co-producer)

Original Music:

Henri Agnel
Pierre Boscheron

Cinematography: Vincent Mathias

Film Editing: Jean-Robert Thomann

Production Design: Saïd Raïs

Costume Design: Rafika Ben Maïmoune

Sound Department:

François Guillaume (sound)
Hamid Ibnou Moutahar (foley re-recording mixer & foley recordist)
Eric Lesachet (sound designer & ound re-recording mixer)
Joël Rangon (sound re-recording mixer)

Camera and Electrical Department:

Stéphane Assié (gaffer)
Abderrahim Bissar (additional electrician)
Etienne Saldés (key grip)

Synopsis

Upon arriving in Morocco after 10 years of training in the United States, Dr. Taoufik Raoui and his wife plan on starting an ophthalmology practice. During dinner in a fancy hotel in Tangier, Taoufik is drugged and his wife is abducted and raped. After finding her abandoned on the street the next morning, Taoufik pursues the kidnappers with the aid of a sleazy hotel manager. During a struggle, however, he accidentally shoots a policeman and the couple must go on the run.

Reviews

Marion Pasquier, “Mektoub.” Critikat.com (French film critique site)