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Raja is a nineteen-year-old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt Frenchman living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama about a wealthy middle-aged westerner's complex relationship with this poor local girl. Fred's attempts to seduce Raja, and their mutual attempts at manipulation, are fractured by their gross disparity of income, age and cultural sophistication. France/Morocco. French and Arabic with English subtitles. Winner - French Culture Award - Cannes FF; Winner – Venice FF; Official Selection – New York, Toronto and Seattle Int'l FFs.


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Publisher: Film Movement
Edition: Subtitled in English

Streaming video

  • Release date: February 12, 2010
  • Duration: 01:50:05

  • Public Performance: Not permitted

  • Formats

    Streaming video

    subjects

    Foreign Film Drama

    Languages

    French

    Raja is a nineteen-year-old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt Frenchman living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama about a wealthy middle-aged westerner's complex relationship with this poor local girl. Fred's attempts to seduce Raja, and their mutual attempts at manipulation, are fractured by their gross disparity of income, age and cultural sophistication. France/Morocco. French and Arabic with English subtitles. Winner - French Culture Award - Cannes FF; Winner – Venice FF; Official Selection – New York, Toronto and Seattle Int'l FFs.


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