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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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1. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (public: moderated by kozan26 - 179 stars)
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TCI | Tier | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
50T3
Nov 15, 2017 Fergenaprido Fergenaprido
78T8
Oct 19, 2017 rakke
70T6
Oct 03, 2017 jeffv jeff_v
65T5
Aug 25, 2017 aymansousa aymansousa
70T8
Jul 23, 2017 LuxNatalis LuxNatalis
21T1
Jul 01, 2017 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
87T9
Jun 30, 2017 albajos
70T7
Jun 07, 2017 bybrt bybrt
60T5
Apr 12, 2017 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
34T6
Mar 24, 2017 GrimsChild GrimsChild
35T3
Mar 12, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
70T8
Jan 17, 2017 dcatcher dcatcher
76T9
Jan 12, 2017 mjbreuer
80T8
Jul 15, 2016 ears550 elixir
53T4
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
60T5
Feb 04, 2016 Mochard Mochard
69T9
Dec 30, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
37T7
Dec 19, 2015 Lammetje Lammetje
70T6
Dec 17, 2015 RodopLu
71T7
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73T6
Oct 24, 2015 kuxa kanema
65T4
Sep 27, 2015 Lilarcor Lilarcor
90T10
Jul 18, 2015 helication
100T10
Mar 06, 2015 y_t
70T8
Jan 03, 2015 al_pacino al pacino
90T9
Nov 24, 2014 gargantua gargantua
65T6
Nov 24, 2014 Kisbye
75T7
Aug 29, 2014 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
63T8
Aug 29, 2014 filmaffinity filmaffinity
72T9
Aug 11, 2014 ceyhun_mr
74T8
May 06, 2014 blucthulhu
80T8
Mar 19, 2014 Momed Momed
70T6
Mar 06, 2014 Netero
65T3
Jan 08, 2014 fact100 fact100
75T8
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
80T9
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
50T1
Aug 17, 2013 briga
70T7
Jan 01, 2013 feelgoodguy feelgoodguy
75T7
Nov 09, 2012 escapistwit escapistwit
83T3
Oct 18, 2012 uysalherif uysalherif
70T7
Aug 17, 2012 homosuperior homosuperior
85T8
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
90T10
Jun 04, 2012 bbates2
100T6
May 09, 2012 strawluffy
90T8
May 01, 2012 yukitsune ()
70T2
Some say it's overly sentimental, I found it to be, at its best, winsome poetry
Apr 10, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
87T9
Mar 29, 2012 wasara wasara
60T2
Mar 13, 2012 DeazMoviez DeazMoviez
73T6
Nov 09, 2011 Malcym
7T8
Oct 28, 2011 iyisinek iyisinek
77T8
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
8T6
Jul 09, 2011 Mclusky84
65T4
Jun 20, 2011 simajudas simajudas
77T8
Jun 03, 2011 Icarus Icarus
50T2
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
78T6
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
75T7
Mar 08, 2011 luc luc
55T3
Feb 06, 2011 sarnadras
88T8
Aug 12, 2010 Carlos Carlos
84T8
Jul 23, 2010 elmakebabi elmakebabi
66T5
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Jul 16, 2010 micmac micmac•
81T9
Mar 30, 2010 Veterini Veterini
42T1
Mar 20, 2010 daffodil907 daffodil907
83T10
Feb 13, 2010 phxrabello phxrabello
85T9
May 17, 2009 chrisssslim chrisssslim
56T2
Apr 17, 2009 imdb imdb
75T9
Feb 02, 2009 meduolis meduolis
73T5
Aug 02, 2008 nuncasesabe
30T1
Jul 06, 2008 SaiSaiSai
78T7
Jun 14, 2008 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
18T2
Aug 13, 2007 rudeboy
67T6
Aug 13, 2007 Antoine
70T5
Aug 13, 2007 smasud
82T10
Aug 13, 2007 youssi45
90T6
May 03, 2007 CatScandal
55T3
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
57T2
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 Tier 6.22 from 77 Rankings rss