Within the frame of the 12th festival of World Culture, the French Institut in London is organizing in collaboration with the Embassy of The kingdom of Morocco, the UK Premiere of the Moroccan film Casanegra. This event will be held at Ciné Lumière on Thursday 3th of June 2010.
In today’s beautiful and endearing yet chaotic Casablanca, two 20-something year-old childhood friends, ADIL and KARIM, try to make a life for themselves.
Living by their street-smart wits, which often involves small-time misdeeds, KARIM employs children who sell cigarettes on street corners, but decides to straighten up his life and dreams of gaining respect and success. While, ADIL has found a miracle solution to all his problems: buy a visa and get a work contract to immigrate to Malmo, a mystified Swedish town.
As their decisions and their dreams are challenged by a tough reality, a woman appears in their life. The story of CASANEGRA leads ADIL and KARIM to final moments of truth: as they are hired by a local mobster to execute a job that will earn them a ticket out, everything they know is called into question.
CASANEGRA is thus the theatre of their dilemmas: love or friendship? Adventure or reason?
Hope or despair?
It is a love story between two young protagonists and their city, a city that does not love them in return.
CASANEGRA is an ode to friendship, to the hopes of a city and a generation. .