Hello Classy People,
It has been a rollercoaster in Moroccan cinema. From movies overloaded with sexual content, and abusive dialogues, to a few decent ones, the Moroccan audience is always harshly split into two parties.
Mainly led by the same groups, Moroccan cinema includes many Moroccans of European descent, which is not necessarily bad but always diminishes the hope of pure Moroccan work!
The hope of Moroccan producers, technical teams, and casts working on a social movie sharing national matters to unify rather than divide people.
And here comes AL IKHWAN.
AL IKHWAN tells the story of three Moroccan men in their mid-thirties, looking for any light at the end of any tunnel of life. They have been surviving all their lives, and they want to get the chance to live.
They want to live without being a burden, so they have decided to use religion to gain people’s respect and achieve their dreams.
Becoming three religious men will help them walk with pride, obtain jobs, and settle honor in society.
Becoming religious men and disassociating themselves from life’s distractions will enable meeting Soundouss.
Sounsouss is a woman from the same social class as the men whose divine beauty served years ago to seduce a rich man into marriage.
Soundouss’s money and the three men’s plans will lead to a journey of action and danger, which will benefit as a priceless life lesson. They will grow as individuals and become better people with solid values and a more acceptable eye for the future.
Moroccan youth losing professional orientations during the capitalist era, people’s ignorance growing unparalleled to the country’s industrial development, and the lack of awareness when education has limits are factors to lead us to several Zrika, Sharo, and Abd-Essadik (The three men).
From the beginning until the end of the movie, the audience would see that the love of culture takes over the religious exposure in Morocco, that Moroccans are emotional beings, and to never judge a book from its cover.
Every actor has proven that he’s the only one who can perform his role, which mostly happens when the scenario is written based on the cast.
They were all loyal to their characters without any touch of greediness. A soul must be generous when being part of an artistic work, and the team of AL IKHWAN understood it.
Subtexts were so weighty that the audience dropped heartbreaking tears, even if it’s a comedy.
Technically conveying, the movie is admirable, and the taxi action scene deserves a round of applause. Mohammed Amine El Ahmar and his team did a splendid job directing Al Ikhwan.
The dramatic scene that has moved the audience sitting at the film premiere of CINEATLAS is when Zrika’s sister Nissrine is giving birth. Fadila Benmoussa and Karima Oulhous have blended their energies into the best childbirth scene in the history of Moroccan cinema.
The comic scene that bounced the audience with laughter is the introduction of Nawfal, represented by Youssef Ouzellal. He effortlessly added a spark of sparkles.
Taliss, as the brain operator of the entire project, and Zrika of Al Ikhwan, is famous for being a visionary. He is somebody who enjoys testing different waters for not limiting himself and dares to step into projects without necessarily obeying dominant rules.
Taliss has faith in his visions and has always gathered different Moroccan talents by instinct without looking through their curriculum vitae.
Hats off to Maya, Wadie Erraji, Said Halim, and Ayoub Idri for conducting most scenes with TOTAL PERFECTION.
The accentuation of admiration is also all over the rest of the young cast and the blessings of Morocco’s senior actors Fadila Benmoussa, Rawya, Fatima Bouchane, Naima Bouhmala, Hamid Benouh, and Abdellatif Elkhamouli.
The presence of the Minister of Communication and Culture Mohammed Mehdi Bensaid at the movie premiere in Casablanca is such a boost for Moroccan cinema.
AL Ikhwan is a movie that deserves to occupy every movie theater and projection in different cultural institutions.
As a Moroccan, it’s time to go to the cinema and uplift Moroccan productions!