Where Are You Going Moshé?

Released March 27th 2009

A film by Hassan Benjelloun

Produced by Hassan Benjelloun, Andrew Noble and Anne-Marie Gélinas

With Simon Elbaz, Rim Chemanou, Abdelkader Lotfi, Hassan Essakalli and Mohamed Tsouli

Shortly after Morocco obtained its independence from France in 1963, hundreds of thousands of Moroccan Jews, fearing the political uncertainty of the country, fled their birthplace in search of a better life in Israel and other countries.

When Mustapha, manager of the only bar in the small Moroccan town of Bejjad, learns that the Jews are all leaving, he panics. If all the non-Moslems leave town, he’ll be forced to shut down his business. How will he keep the bar from closing? Stop a Jew from leaving! Easier said then done though… when all his machinations fail and his hopes begin to fade, he readies himself for the worst. That’s when the perfect solution appears—a solution so simple that no one would have dreamed it possible… if only all problems were so easy to solve…

CANADA/MOROCCO | 2007 | DRAMA | 90 MINUTES | HD

ARABIC WITH ENGLISH AND FRENCH SUBTITLES

A magnificent film
— Jacques Mandelbaum, Le Monde