Director: Caroline Link
Starring: Ulrich Tukur, Samuel Schneider
Exit Marrakeck is a German film about a 17 year old boy named Ben (Samuel Schneider) who comes from a broken home and questions the validity of the family unit. His mother sends him to stay with his estranged father (Ulrich Tukur) in Morocco, hoping they build a father-son-relationship.
When Ben decides to go traveling with a girl he meets, his father embarks on a search and a road trip develops re-opening past wounds. Just as father and son start to bond, fate intervenes and tragedy strikes.
Poignant and humorous at times Exit Marrakeck is an enlightening study of family relationships, largely spoken in German with broken English evident throughout. The beautifully photographed scenes in the Moroccan outdoors will mesmerise audiences, as the characters drive through the deserts and strange little towns where the staple diet always seems to be chicken.
Exit Marrakeck is an inspiring, heartfelt and feel-good film which not only explores the estrangement in a family unit, but also cultural divide. This is another world movie which quintessentially reinforces that quality movies don't necessarily always come out of Hollywood. JAKE
Exit Marrakech (2013)
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