Epic Film / Fiction


Oliver Laxe

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  • Duration: 1h40
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Critic's week - Cannes Festival (Grand Prize)


A caravan escorts an elderly and dying Sheikh trough the Moroccan Atlas. His last wish is to be buried with his loved ones. But death does not wait. The caravaneers, fearful of the mountain pass, refuse to continue transporting the corpse. Ahmed and Said, two rogues traveling with the caravan, promise to take the body to its destiny. But do they really know the way? In another world, parallel and remote, Shakib is chosen to travel to the mountains where the caravan is. His assignment is clear: he has to help the improvised caravaneers to reach their destination. Shakib also doubts, this is his first mission.

About the director

Oliver Laxe lives and works in Morocco. His first feature-length film, “You All Are Captains” was premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight of Cannes Film Festival in 2010, where it received the FIPRESCI award. He is one of the founders of Zeitun Films. His first fiction, "Mimosas", won the Grand Prize of the Critics' Week - Cannes 2016.

  • Director Oliver Laxe
  • Ahmed Hammoud
  • Shakib Ben Omar
  • Younes Belgouin
  • Storyline Oliver Laxe
  • Storyline Santiago Fillol
  • Coproducer Felipe Lage
  • Coproducer Lamia Chraibi
  • Coproduction Zeitun Film
  • Coproduction La Prod