On The Edge

On The Edge  {Sur la planche}
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On The Edge
Sur la planche
France, 2011, 106 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: France, Germany
Topics: African Interest, Middle East, Woman Director, Women
Program: Arabian Nights
Language: Arabic English Sub-Titles

Awards: Taormina FF: Best Film, Director, Actress; San Sebastian Film Festival 10 (Cinema in motion Award)

In the adrenaline-fuelled On the Plank, set between a numbing, malodorous factory and the demimonde of nocturnal Tangier, four street-smart young women work tirelessly to move on with their lives. By day the fast-talking, live-wire Badia and her quiet friend Imane peel shrimp in a factory; by night, they hit the seaside hotels, turn tricks and steal small objects from their clients to pawn. One night they meet two pretty girls their own age who work in the Free Zone of Tangier, a heavily guarded, European-style industrial area, which comes to represent freedom for Badia. Debuting actress Soufia Issami delivers a wide-eyed, intense performance that makes the film blaze with Badia’s subversive energy and will to live. She gets under the viewer’s skin like the smell of shrimp, which she tries so hard to scrub off. Moroccan documentary maker Leila Kilani’s first feature is an unforgettable trip through a world of poverty and dreams, culminating in a terrifying and heart-wrenching finale. Winner: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Taormina Film Festival.

Director Leila Kilani is expected to attend all screenings.

DIRECTOR: Leila Kilani
Producer: Charlotte Vincent, Lelia Kilani
Editor: Tina Baz
Screenwriter: Leila Kilani
Cinematographer: Eric Devin
Music: Wilfried Blanchard
Principal Cast: Soufia Issami, Mouna Bahmad, Nouzha Akel, Sara Betioui
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Fortissimo Films - www.fortissimofilms.com


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