Une Minute de Soleil en Moins (Morocco: 2003)

Director

Nabil Ayouch

Cast list

Nouraddin Orahhou... Kamel Raoui
Lubna Azabal... Touria
Hicham Moussoune... Pipo
Noor... Yasmine
Mohamed Majd... The commissioner
Fayçal Boughrine... Bougemza
Leïla Allouch... Ramses
Anouar Mohammed Alami... Hakim Tahiri
Abdeslam Akaaboune... Damoussi
Abdellatif Nadi... Kamel
Abdellah El Mansour... Customs Officer

Credits

Writers:

Malika Al Houbach
Nabil Ayouch
Zoubeir Benbouchta

Producers:

Béatrice Caufman (producer)
Jean-Pierre Guérin (co-producer)

Cinematography: Joël David

Film Editing: Vanessa Zambernardi

Casting: Nathalie Bialobos

Production Design: Itaf Benjelloune

Costume Design: Aïda Diouri

Makeup Department: Anouar Mohammed Alami (key hair stylist)

Production Management: Marie-Pierre Paracel (production manager)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director:

Amal Rachdani (second assistant director)
Abdelali Tahiri (first assistant director)

Sound Department:

Kamal Bacim Doulfakar (boom operator)
Ferdinand Bouchara (sound editor)
Dorian Darcourt (dialogue editor/sound editor)
Alain Féat (foley recordist)
Christian Germain (foley artist)
Christinel Sirli (sound mixer)

Special Effects:

Christian Bourqui
Olivier Bourqui
Benoit Talenton

Camera and Electrical Department:

Mohamed Bahili (assistant camera)
Mehdi Sqalli (Steadicam operator)

Editorial Department: Camille Delamarre

Other Crew:

Majid Aoulad Abdellah (location manager)
Véronique Paris (script supervisor)

Synopsis

Kamel, a young police inspector in Tangier, Morocco, is assigned to a case that requires him to investigate the murder of the drug lord Hakim Tahiri. Touria, Hakim’s beautiful girlfriend, is the main suspect of the crime. While she is in custody, Kamel looks after her sickly younger brother and begins to develop a close relationship with him. Consequently, Kamel develops a close and romantic relationship with Touria as well. Throughout the film, she helps Kamel solve the case of Hakim’s murder, but not without blurring the lines between the police, witnesses, and suspects. In order to solve the case, Kamel finds himself extending beyond his line of duty.

Reviews

Deborah Young, “Review: ‘A Minute of Sun Less’.” Variety (entertainment magazine)