Comme un Aimant

Film, Thrillers
This clichéd but heartfelt ensemble drama, about a predominantly North African group of twenty-something petty criminals and loose enders living in the Panier region of Marseilles, is co-directed the musician Akhénaton, who also stars. Music is key: the film is well cut to a varied range of rap, soul and international tracks, highlighting themes of alienation, racism, police harassment and generational difficulty. The worse threat, however, comes from the local Mafia; and when retribution is visited on the group following an unpaid loan the response is apocalyptic. Attractive performances and Akhénaton's obvious affection for the subject cover for the script's dramatic deficiencies.

By: WH

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Kamel Saleh, Akhénaton
Screenwriter: Kamel Saleh, Akhénaton
Cast: Kamel Saleh
Akhénaton
Houari Djerir
Brahim Aimad
Sofiane Madjid Mammeri
Kamel Ferrat
Titoff
Malek Brahimi
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