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Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets ()

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A memorable and moving portrait of the lives of street kids living in Casablanca's abandoned lots. (Anthology Film Archives)

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Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets belongs to 12 collections
1. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (public: moderated by kozan26 - 182 stars)
2. FIPRESCI Prize (public: moderated by paulofilmo - 11 stars)
3. Children in lead role (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 5 stars)
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TCI | Percentile | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
May 02 kupfertj
86 89%
May 01 John Milton
60 32%
Apr 10 mate_cosido
65 39%
Apr 09 filmdoc filmdoc
82 78%
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
50 26%
Nov 15, 2017 Fergenaprido Fergenaprido
78 74%
Oct 19, 2017 rakke
70 47%
Oct 03, 2017 jeffv jeff_v
65 40%
Aug 25, 2017 aymansousa aymansousa
70 73%
Jul 23, 2017 LuxNatalis LuxNatalis
21 6%
Jul 01, 2017 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
87 87%
Jun 30, 2017 albajos
70 69%
Jun 07, 2017 bybrt bybrt
60 45%
Apr 12, 2017 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
34 52%
Mar 24, 2017 GrimsChild GrimsChild
35 25%
Mar 12, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
70 79%
Jan 17, 2017 dcatcher dcatcher
76 87%
Jan 12, 2017 mjbreuer
80 79%
Jul 15, 2016 ears550 elixir
53 39%
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
60 36%
Feb 04, 2016 Mochard Mochard
69 78%
Dec 30, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
37 67%
Dec 19, 2015 Lammetje Lammetje
70 49%
Dec 17, 2015 RodopLu
71 66%
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73 48%
Oct 24, 2015 kuxa kanema
65 37%
Sep 27, 2015 Lilarcor Lilarcor
90 95%
Jul 18, 2015 helication
100 98%
Mar 06, 2015 y_t
70 66%
Jan 03, 2015 al_pacino al pacino
90 89%
Nov 24, 2014 gargantua gargantua
65 53%
Nov 24, 2014 Kisbye
75 61%
Aug 29, 2014 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
63 71%
Aug 29, 2014 filmaffinity filmaffinity
72 86%
Aug 11, 2014 ceyhun_mr
74 74%
May 06, 2014 blucthulhu
80 78%
Mar 19, 2014 Momed Momed
70 59%
Mar 06, 2014 Netero
65 24%
Jan 08, 2014 fact100 fact100
75 76%
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
80 85%
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
50 9%
Aug 17, 2013 briga
70 52%
Jan 01, 2013 feelgoodguy feelgoodguy
75 64%
Nov 09, 2012 escapistwit escapistwit
83 23%
Oct 18, 2012 uysalherif uysalherif
70 70%
Aug 17, 2012 homosuperior homosuperior
85 70%
This tale of Casablanca street kids who struggle to bury their friend and deliver him to the sea he loved gets more sentimental as it goes on, but I was easily won over by the remarkable performances of the kids and the gritty city life revealed by a slow-moving camera.
Jul 29, 2012 goodedward
90 96%
Jun 04, 2012 bbates2
100 73%
May 09, 2012 strawluffy
90 70%
May 01, 2012 yukitsune ()
70 0%
Some say it's overly sentimental, I found it to be, at its best, winsome poetry
Apr 10, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
87 86%
Mar 29, 2012 wasara wasara
60 14%
Mar 13, 2012 DeazMoviez DeazMoviez
73 61%
Nov 09, 2011 Malcym
7 72%
Oct 28, 2011 iyisinek iyisinek
77 76%
Sokak çocuklari, baliciler, gömülmeyi bekleyen ceset (Ali denizci olmak isteyen bir sokak cocugudur. bir gün ayrildiklari cete tarafindan öldürülür. üc arkadasi Ali'yi gömmeye karar verirler. Ali'nin annesi hayat kadinidir. Filmin sonunda Ali'ye denizci kiyafeti gidirilip, denize acilirlar. annesi ve arkadaslari. ) fena film degil, küfürlü konusma var. kücük cocugun zekeri görünüyor.
Oct 24, 2011 Amember
8 45%
Jul 09, 2011 Mclusky84
65 37%
Jun 20, 2011 simajudas simajudas
77 76%
Jun 03, 2011 Icarus Icarus
50 15%
You know you're in trouble when the film kills off its best character in the first five minutes. Cheaply won sentiment is the rule here, which is too bad, as the setting and circumstances seem ripe for a good film. As a result of the many poor and obvious decisions by the filmmakers, the film feels exploitative of the plight of street kids in Casablanca and the world over. The brief animated sequences were a terrific touch, but otherwise, just see Los Olvidados instead.
May 31, 2011 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
78 54%
A little simplistic and manipulative, but it was effective so I can't complain too much. The children do a really good job and while I was watching the emotions really ran high. It took some interesting turns, especially in the first half, and while it settled back in the second half it was still a strong experience.
Apr 07, 2011 VinegarBob VinegarBob
75 67%
Mar 08, 2011 luc luc
55 20%
Feb 06, 2011 sarnadras
88 76%
Aug 12, 2010 Carlos Carlos
84 79%
Jul 23, 2010 elmakebabi elmakebabi
66 49%
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Jul 16, 2010 micmac_ii micmac
81 87%
Mar 30, 2010 Veterini Veterini
42 9%
Mar 20, 2010 daffodil907 daffodil907
83 93%
Feb 13, 2010 phxrabello phxrabello
85 83%
May 17, 2009 chrisssslim chrisssslim
56 16%
Apr 17, 2009 imdb imdb
75 99%
Feb 02, 2009 meduolis meduolis
73 47%
Aug 02, 2008 nuncasesabe
30 7%
Jul 06, 2008 SaiSaiSai
78 65%
Jun 14, 2008 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
17 17%
Aug 13, 2007 rudeboy
67 53%
Aug 13, 2007 Antoine
70 40%
Aug 13, 2007 smasud
82 92%
Aug 13, 2007 youssi45
90 31%
May 03, 2007 CatScandal
55 26%
This is familiar ground. Different city, different children, same old story. I'm very interested in Moroccan culture, but this film didn't do anything for me. The characters were barely tolerable, other than the title character, but he's not in it enough to save the film. If you swoon over sentimentalism and big-city orphans, maybe you'd enjoy it, but it's not my style.
Jan 27, 2007 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
57 15%
Kind of a Salaam Bombay (or Los Olvidados, or City of God...) in Morocco. It's hard for material like this to avoid sentimentality, unfortunately Ali Zaoua doesn't even try. The constant harping on Ali's dreams to be a sailor and the really obvious character moments made my eyes roll frequently. The short animated sequences were nice, though... a child's drawings come to life.
Average Percentile 56.74% from 81 Rankings rss