|Directed by||Laïla Marrakchi|
|Produced by||Stéphanie Carreras|
|Written by||Laïla Marrakchi|
|Starring||Morjana El Alaoui
|Edited by||Pascale Fenouillet|
|Distributed by||Pan Européenne Distribution|
Marock is the 2005 Moroccan film by director Laïla Marrakchi. The film was 2006's most successful film in Morocco, scoring more than 3 million dirhams at the Moroccan box-office, according to TelQuel. It was very controversial as it deals with a Muslim/Jewish love between two young people in Casablanca, Morocco; Rita and Youri.
The film was shown in Moroccan cinemas without being edited or censored. The title Marock is a play on words based on the French name of Morocco Maroc and Rock as in Rock'n Roll. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
- Morjana Alaoui – Rita Belghiti
- Matthieu Boujenah – Youri Benchetrit
- Razika Simozrag – Asmaa
- Fatym Layachi – Sofia
- Assaad Bouab – Mao
- Rachid Benhaissan – Driss
- Khalid Maadour – Omar
- Michael Souda – Mehdi
The film received 3 stars out of 4 from the critic Alain Spira in Paris Match: "Marrakchi depicts, in an original way, the young jet set of her country. [...] Hypocritical religion, arranged marriages, the Judeo-Arab rivalry, nothing is spared. But Marock is also a great cry of love for her country with its generous spirit and matchless style for living."
- "Festival de Cannes: Marock". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-12-12.
- Paris Match, No. 2961, 16–22 February 2006
- Marock at the Internet Movie Database
- Official website (site offline, 5 December 2008)
- Marock at AllMovie
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