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Abd al Malik

May Allah Bless France!
(Qu'Allah bénisse la France!)

France 2014
In French / English subtitles
96 min
For audicences aged 12 and above

Living with his single mother and six siblings in one of Strasbourg's roughest quartiers, the teenaged Malik (Marc Zinga), born Régis Fayette-Mikano, leads a triple life. By day he's a scholarship student at a prestigious high school. By night he picks pockets and sells drugs. And on weekends, along with a crew of young MCs labelling themselves the New African Poets, he packs the local hip-hop clubs. But when several of his friends fall victim to violence, he seeks guidance in the teachings of Islam. This turns out to be a life-changing decision, setting him on a course to renown as a world-class musician and prize-winning political writer.

Cameron Bailey, TIFF

Director: Abd al Malik
Screenplay: Abd al Malik
Cast: Marc Zinga, Sabrina Ouazani, Larouci Didi, Mickaël Nagenraft, Matteo Falkone, Stéphane Fayette-Mikano
Production: François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne, Fabien Coste / Les Films du Kiosque, Gibraltar Films, France 2 Cinéma, Ad Vitam
Sales: Films Distribution