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Directed by Laïla Marrakchi
Produced by Stéphanie Carreras
Written by Laïla Marrakchi
Starring Morjana Alaoui
Mathieu Boujenah
Assaad Bouab
Cinematography Maxime Alexandre
Edited by Pascale Fenouillet
Distributed by Pan Européenne Distribution
Release date
  • 2005 (2005)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Morocco
Language Arabic

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 romantic relationship between two young people in Casablanca, Morocco; Rita and Youri.

The film was shown in Moroccan cinemas without being edited or censored.[citation needed] 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.[1]


Critical reception[edit]

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."[2]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Marock". Retrieved 2009-12-12.
  2. ^ Paris Match, No. 2961, 16–22 February 2006


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