RAJA

Directed by Jacques Doillon
  • France and Morocco / 
  • 2003 / 
  • French & Arabic with English subtitles / 
  • 112 min
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"What distinguishes Raja from every other movie to contemplate the treacherous intersection of passion, avarice, and power is its unsettling emotional honesty."
– Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Synopsis

Raja is a nineteen-year-old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt Frenchman 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 Westerner's complex relationship with this poor local girl. Fred's attempts to seduce Raja, and their mutual attempts at manipulation, are fractured by their gross disparity of income, age and cultural sophistication.

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Hassan Khissal, Najat Beenssallen in Raja
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Pacal Greggroy, Oum El Aid Ait Youss, and Zineb Ouchita in Raja
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Ilham Abdelwahed and Najat Beenssallen in Raja
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