One of Téchiné's better efforts, this digitally shot drama centres on Serge, a Tangier-based truck driver who crosses the strait to Spain so often that the authorities barely check if there are illegal immigrants hidden in or beneath his vehicle. Not that he's entirely clean in such regards, but he refuses to smuggle his pal Saïd across, even though the boy, desperate to go to Europe, helps him meet up again with his beloved Jewish ex, Sarah. An engrossing portrait of a multicultural city in a state of flux, with deftly drawn characters, and a narrative that manages never to feel stale.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||André Téchiné, Faouzi Bensaïdi|