Tribute to Moroccan cinema
In collaboration with the Marrakech International Film Festival
In presence of the director
Amine Bertale, a.k.a “Zero”, is a simple cop who spends most of his time reporting citizen complaints and pacing the streets of Casablanca with Mimi, a 22-year-old prostitute. He lives in a perpetual confrontation with his disabled father and with his superior, a chief-commissioner from whom he encounters constant humiliation. Facing his oppressive and dissolute everyday life, Zero decides to turn the page of a past tainted by cowardice, fear and inferiority complex by searching a missing 15-year-old girl in the huge metropolis. And so begins his crusade against a hard and ruthless world, perverted by money and power.View the trailer
Born in 1964 in Safi (Morocco), he left for France to study pharmacy but quickly abandoned to pursue his passion for cinema. His first short films, shot in Norway, won numerous awards and helped him to enter the Oslo Academy of Cinema. His feature debut, Le Regard, was released in 2005 and garnered many awards. In 2008, his second feature, CasaNegra, broke the all-time box office record in Morocco, won 21 international awards and represented Morocco at the 2010 Academy Awards.
2005 | LE REGARD
2008 | CASANEGRA
2012 | ZÉRO