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Casablanca Beats (Haut et fort)
Institute of Contemporary Arts
December 2022
Casablanca Beats (Haut et fort), dir. Nabil Ayouch,  France / Morocco 2021, 102 min., Moroccan Arabic with English subtitles


Nabil Ayouch (Horses of God, Razzia) paints an exhilarating portrait of Moroccan youth in thrall to hip hop culture in this appealingly direct drama. 

Anas (Anas Basbousi), a teacher, has recently arrived at an arts centre in Sidi Moumen, a troubled neighbourhood in north-east Casablanca. His rebellious streak alienates him from his fellow faculty members. But at the same time, it endears him to a close-knit group of students, whom he gives free rein to discuss such taboo topics as religion, politics and sexuality – and who, energised and inspired by the sound and style of hip hop culture, ultimately plan to put on a concert. Ayouch draws vivid performances from his non-professional cast in this 21st-century reinvention of the classic let’s-do-the-show-right-here story.
 
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