Mica. France/Morocco 2020. Director: Ismaël Ferroukhi. Screenplay: Ismaël Ferroukhi, Fadette Drouard. 104 Min. Feature film. OV w/Eng. sub and Ger. voice-over. Suitable from age 6. Recommended from age 10.
MICA HAS TALENT, BUT DOES THE TENNIS COURT REALLY OFFER A NEW OUTLOOK?
Mica lives with his mother and his sick father in the slums of Meknès in Morocco. At the age of ten, he must already earn money for his family. As a suitable opportunity presented itself, he was sent to Casablanca. There he works as an assistant in a tennis club frequented by the city’s upper class. It is a strange world in which Mica has to live with humiliation and contempt and soon realizes that he must take his fate into his own hands. Fleeing to Europe seems to be the only way out. Only when the former Tennis champion Sophia recognizes his talent on the tennis court, a new opportunity arises for Mica.
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2020 MICA | 2011 LES HOMMES LIBRES | 2004 LE GRAND VOYAGE | 2000 PETIT BEN | 1992 L’EXPOSÉ
The French Moroccan director Ismael Ferroukhi first drew attention with his short film L’EXPOSÉ, which won two awards at the Cannes Film Festival. His directorial debut LE GRAND VOYAGE won an award at the Venice Film Festival and his latest film LES HOMMES LIBRES screened at the Cannes Film.