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ZANKA CONTACT

by Ismaël El Iraki

synopsis

In hellish Casablanca, a car-crash sets ablaze a burning, passionate love story between has-been rocker Larsen and the streetwise amazon Rajae. An unspoken trauma is their common history; rock n' roll their mutual saviour. Larsen's snakeskin-covered guitar and Rajae's liquid gold voice could be heaven, if only everything from his drug-induced visions to her music-buff pimp didn't get in the way. The only hope for their blooming romance is to skip this ferocious town. Is there a way out of this crazy Moroccan underworld with its menagerie of sadistic cops, venomous snakes, metal concerts and shotgun-wielding modern-day Calamity Janes? For these punk Romeo and Juliet, maybe the answer lies in a song - the one they've been writing and dreaming together : Zanka Contact.

international title: Zanka Contact
original title: Zanka Contact
country: France, Morocco, Belgium
sales agent: True Colours
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Ismaël El Iraki
film run: 120'
screenplay: Ismaël El Iraki
cast: Khansa Batma, Ahmed Hammoud, Said Bey, Mourad Zaoui, Abderrahmane Oubihem, Fatima Attif
cinematography by: Benjamin Rufi
film editing: Camille Mouton
art director: Adrien Ernandez
producer: Saïd Hamich
co-producer: Sebastian Schelenz
associate producer: Philippe Logie
production: Barney Production, Velvet Films, Mont Fleuri Production (MA)
distributor: UFO Distribution
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