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Aro Recommended Thousand Months, A

 

aka: Mille Mois
Morocco / France 2003, 124 minutes
Dir. Faouzi Bensa├»di
In Arabic with English subtitles
Rating: [M]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama

 

Aroview: A rare international release from Morocco, this portrays languid months of existence for a boy who, following various family crises, moves with his mother to a village in the Atlas Mountains.

Having difficulty fitting in and preparing for his first fast of Ramadan, his main mission becomes to protect the chair of a teacher. However he spends much time observing the wry politics of the locals, a traditional society under the encroaching influence of modernity. Underneath this remains straightforward, colourful and humorous.

NZ International Film Festival 2004

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1
 

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