Le Miracle du Saint Inconnu


Le Miracle du Saint Inconnu

Alaa Eddine AljemMorocco – 2019

Amine steals a big bag of money and escapes into the hills with the police hot on his trail. Before he is arrested, he digs a grave to bury the cash and disguises it as a modest tomb. Years later, Amine is released from prison and sets off to find his money. In the meantime, a religious shrine has been built directly over the place he buried his cash. The mausoleum honors an unknown saint from the region whose tomb was recently discovered. Down the hill from the resting place of the “The Unknown Saint”, a new village subsists on the pilgrims who travel from far and wide to visit the mausoleum. Amine settles into the village and begins plotting a way in. But with the loot now hidden in a holy place, retrieving it suddenly becomes much more complicated.

Original Title Le Miracle du Saint Inconnu
German Title Le Miracle du Saint Inconnu
French Title Le Miracle du Saint Inconnu
Other Titles The Unknown Saint
Directed by Alaa Eddine Aljem
Country Morocco
Available Formats Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Alaa Eddine Aljem
Film Editing Lilian Corbeille
Soundtrack Amine Bouhafa
Cinematography Amine Berrada
Sound Yassine Bellouquid, Paul Jousselin, Matthieu Deniau
Décors Kaoutar Haddioui
Production Francesca Duca, Alexa Rivero
Runtime 100 Min.
Language Darija/d/f
Hassan Ben Bdida
Anas El Baz
Mohamed Naimane
Bouchaib Essamak
Salah Bensalah
Younes Bouab
Abdelghani Kitab
Ahmed Yarziz

Cannes 2019, Semaine de la critique

«Ein köstlicher Film, der es blendend versteht, seine Story mit archetypischen Figuren zu erzählen, die beinahe slap-stickartige Momente erzeugen.» Jenny Billeter

«Eine lustige Fabel über Spiritualität und Geldgier, unterhaltsam und absurd.» Variety

«Was für eine Kombine von trockener Komödie und leichtem Drama.» The Hollywood Reporter

«Une nouvelle voix du cinéma arabe.»Middle East Eye«Image graphique, personnages arché-typaux, humour décalé à la Kaurismäki, Le miracle du saint inconnu est une belle découverte.» Le Monde

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