On The Edge
Filmmaker: Leila Kilani
Tue 9 Apr, 8.40pm, BFI Southbank
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Acclaimed at Cannes, this is an edgy, fast-paced drama following two young women as they plundge into the dark heart of modern Morocco.
Morocco/France/Germany, 2011, 110 min
Winner: Paris Cinema Jury Award, Best Feature, 2011
Two girls, Badia and Imane, spend their days peeling shrimp in a dreary Tangier factory. By night they plunge into the iniquities of the city, entertaining rich men and stealing what they can.
Acclaimed for its Cannes premiere and driven by two explosive - and award-winning - central performances, this is an edgy, fast paced snapshot of a city coming to grips with the global market and the desperation of its youth.
NB: Trailer for original French release. BEV screening comes with English subtitles!
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