Searching for My Wife’s Husband (Morocco: 1993)

Director

M.A. Tazi

Cast list

Naima Lemcherki       Lalla Rabea
Bachir Skirej                Hadj Ben Moussa
Mouna Fettou              Houda
Amina Rachid              Lalla Hobbi

Credits

Screenwriter: Farida Benlyazid and Aicha Regragui
Editor: Kahena Attia

Synopsis

This movie which reached close to a million views within the first few months of release serves as a comedy that parodies the Islamic laws of polygamy. The main character Hadj is married to three women from different generations who get along quite well and have created a system in which each woman is responsible for specific wifely duties. Everything seems to be working out comfortably until Hadj gets upset and throws the youngest wife out. He decides that he made a mistake and wants her back but Islamic law states that he cannot remarry her back until she gets married again and then her husband has to reject her.

Reviews

Deborah Young, Review: Looking for My Wife’s HusbandVariety

Moroccan Comedy hit to be screened in Cape Town Media Update

Tazi, M.A and Kevin Dwyer. Beyond Casablanca: M.A. Tazi and the Adventure of Moroccan Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2004. Print