Behind Closed Doors

2013/Color/100 mins/Morocco

Category Contemporary Moroccan Cinema
Director Mohammed Ahed Bensouda
Producer Mohammed Ahed Bensouda
Screenplay Mohammed Ahed Bensouda
Cinematography Youssef Laalioui
Editor Mohamed Elouazzani
Music NA
Set Mououstapha Toumi
Costume Maria Seddiki
Cast Amal Ayouch (The Lawyer), Karim Doukkali (Mourad), Zineb Obeid (Samira), Ahmed Saguia (Mouhsine).
Production Company Emotion Film Factory, Les Films 7
World Sales NA
Festival/Awards NA

Samira is beautiful and elegant. She lives in perfect harmony with her banker husband. Their lives will be overwhelmed by the arrival of a new director freshly appointed in the company that employs him. The newcomer begins to harass her. Samira tries to dissuade him by drawing his attention to the fact that she is married and the mother of a family. But he insists on getting what he wants from her, whatever the price. In the face of Samira's categorical refusal, the harassment turns into revenge. Her life becomes a hell. How can she get out of this situation without losing her job?

Mohammed Ahed Bensouda
Mohammed Ahed Bensouda was born on July 17, 1969 in Tetuan, a coastal city in the North of Morocco. He studied History and French literature at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Fes, Morocco, from 1989 to 1991. He studied Filmmaking at the University Paris - Sorbonne. He graduated in Art History and Archaeology from the University Paris 1 - Pantheon - Sorbonne. He has undergone professional training course on cinematographic techniques at the Association Creation Med Film and professional training course in direction at CINETEL, Paris, France. Bensouda made his debut with a feature-length TV film, The Price of Heedlessness in 1993. He made many short and TV films before making his first feature film Story of a Mchaouchi Wrestler in 2009. Behind Closed Doors is his second feature.

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