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Urgent

Directed by Mohcine Besri

Fiction | 2018 | 85 min

With Rachid Mustapha, Fatima Zahra Benacer, Youssef Alaoui, Saïd Bey, Ghalia Ben Zaouia, Ayoub Layoussifi, Younes Bouab

Producers : Elisa Garbar, Lamia Chraibi

Produced by Louise Productions Lausanne, La Prod

International Sales : Orange Studios


Synopsis

Driss and Zahra leave their fisherman's village to take their six-year-old son, Ayoub, to the emergency room of the Casablanca's public hospital. There they meet Driss' brother, Houcine, with whom they have been in conflict for years. The doctor diagnoses a brain problem requiring immediate action. This is the starting point of a painful journey exhausting each one. Are they ready to do everything to save Ayoub’s life?

Press
Press

“It’s funny, cynical and shocking”, ScreenDaily

Festivals

Busan International Film Festival - Flash Forward

Festival International du Film de Marrakech

Credits

A film by : Mohcine Besri

Written by : Mohcine Besri & Cécile Vargaftig    

Produced by : Louise Productions (Suisse) & La Prod (Maroc)

Coproducers : 

Louise Productions Lausanne : Elisa Garbar

La Prod (Maroc) : Lamia Chraibi, Michel Merkt                     

Director of Photography : Denis Jutzeler

Art director : Armelle Demange

Costume designer : Assia Ismaili

Make-up artist : Zhor Bennami

Editor : Naïma Bachiri

Sound engineer : Marianne Roussy

Co-produced by : RTS Radio Télévision Suisse et SRG SSR

With the support of : Office Fédéral de la Culture / Cinéforom / Loterie Romande / Fonds Culturel Suissimage / Centre Cinématographique Marocain / Dubai Film Market / Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie

International Sales : Orange Studio

Screenings