Death for Sale

Synopsis: Tetouan, the Atlantic port city in the north of Morocco. Three young men decide to rob a jewelery store. They are among the hopelessly unemployed street population of Morocco's provincial cities, common thugs in the eyes of many but bound by solidarity and friendship. They see the heist as a means to break out of a cycle of poverty that weighs on their destiny like a life sentence. Malik, a dashing 26-year-old man, is in love with Dounia, a cabaret dancer. He wants start-up capital to help rescue her from a life of prostitution and make a new future for them as a couple. Allal, the toughest of the three, wants fast cash to stake a solid entry into the business of drug-smuggling. Impish high-school dropout Soufiane, the young­est of the group, has his own motives for wanting to kill the jewelery store owner. But the plan goes awry and the men's destinies splinter.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Faouzi Bensaïdi
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.4
Year:
2011
117 min
3 Views

It's OK, I'm up now.

You'll catch cold.

I'm on the dole, you're the one

who mustn't catch cold.

You're so stubborn.

Who? You or me?

I'm going to Tangiers on Saturday.

Cover for me,

so they don't find out.

What will you say?

That I'm at Sal, with our aunt.

She has no mobile,

so I can't be reached.

Do as you please.

Are you sure he'll get divorced?

Yes. But when he told his wife,

she tried to commit suicide.

She was in hospital for a month.

And you believed him? I've told you,

first chance he gets,

he'll leave you for someone younger.

Wait! Wait!

In orderly fashion,

or no one gets in.

Come in, madam.

One by one,

nice and orderly.

That's all for now.

Come back this evening.

Malik!

Come on.

Aouatif? Is your handsome brother

up for marriage?

Watch it, you!

They mustn't catch you.

Don't worry, I know what I'm doing.

If it exhausts you, stop.

Leave her be, she's helping us out.

Great.

I didn't have the Boss one.

Bring the table.

Here, sweetheart.

Wait.

The meeting place has changed.

I'll count them and leave them

on the table for you.

Show us what you've got.

Take a look.

Here.

It's good stuff.

Shall we pay? - Yes.

Go and see what's going on.

I knew it.

You hadn't finished him off.

He's a weakling.

You have to be tougher.

Malik! Malik?

Thanks.

What's with the blood?

It takes blood to become a big shot.

Power... blood.

Dough... blood.

Everything is paid in blood.

Let's swap.

Why won't you go to bed with me?

Answer.

What did I do wrong?

Allal won't pay me if you don't.

Don't turn away. Tell me.

Tell me...

Omar wants to meet you.

I'd like to present him to you.

He's a boss, I'm on the dole.

We've nothing in common.

Please, come.

It's too complicated, you two...

He's parked over there. Come on...

Malik!

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Faouzi Bensaïdi

Faouzi Bensaïdi (Arabic: فوزي بن السعيدي‎; born 14 March 1967) is a Moroccan film director, actor, screenwriter and artist. His film A Thousand Months was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.In 2007 and 2009 he has taken part in the Arts in Marrakech Festival showing and discussing his films and installations.In 2011, his film Death for Sale premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film was selected as the Moroccan entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist. more…

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