Raja

"Remarkable empathy and even-handedness."
Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Intriguing, provocative and very well acted."
David Stratton, VARIETY
"A subtly thoughtful, gimmick-free foreign film... a masterful tale of frustrated desire."
Kirk Honeycutt, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Synopsis

Raja is a nineteen year old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt westerner living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama about a wealthy middle-aged Frenchman's complex relationship with local youth. Fred's attempts to seduce Raja, and their mutual attempt at manipulation, are fractured by their gross disparity of income, age and cultural sophistication.
Original Languages: French, Moroccan
Genre: Drama|World Cinema
Running Time: 111 min.
Year: 2003

CREDITS

CAST
Ilham Abdelwahed (Nadira)
Najat Benssallem (Raja)
Pascal Greggory (Fred)
DIRECTED BY
Jacques Doillon

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