Much Loved :- Watch Much Loved on Youtube on Fire, Nabil Ayouch (“Horses of God”) is no stranger to controversy, so he must have realized the outcry bound to follow “Much Loved,” a remarkably frank if unoriginal take (to international arthouse eyes) on prostitution in Marrakech. Outcry there has been, with Moroccan sites abuzz with talk of scandal and, immediately post-Cannes, government word that the film is banned from Moroccan screens. As usual with such things, the storm will overshadow the movie, which pushes the envelope yet says nothing new about how prostitutes, and women in general, are treated in the Kingdom. Francophone screens will benefit from the brouhaha, with fests likely to program out of solidarity. So intense is the reaction at home that Ayouch’s French Wikipedia page was taken down following scurrilous postings, and lead actress Loubna Abidar has received death threats. Given the ever-increasing polarization in the region, and the disturbing way officials seek to mollify conservative fundamentalists who are all too quick to fire off violent invective, such reactions could hardly be surprising given the pic’s unblinkered gaze at hypocrisy, the female body and Sapphic love. The big question — and surely the one Ayouch is most interested in — is will the condemnation lead to open dialogue in the public sector, or will discussion be quashed? Whatever the answer, “Much Loved” will certainly be much downloaded at home. Noha (Abidar) is the queen bitch in her circle of upmarket whores, consisting of Soukaina (Halima Karaouane) and Randa (Asmaa Lazrak).
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Release: 16 September 2015 (France)
IMDB Rating : 6.5/10
Director: Nabil Ayouch
Stars : Loubna Abidar, Asmaa Lazrak, Halima Karaouane