Title: Zanka Contact
Director: Ismaël El Iraki
Year of production: 2019
Country: Morocco, France, Belgium
Production: Mont Fleuri Production – Barney Production – Velvet Films
Financements : Avance sur recettes avant production (Centre Cinématographique Marocain), Aide aux Cinémas du Monde (CNC), Tax Shelter, Fédération de Wallonie Bruxelles, Fonds Images de la Francophonie (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie), Doha Film Institute, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture
Status: In post production
In Casablanca, the eventful idyll of Larsen, a forgotten rock’n’roll legend and Rajae, a young prostitute with a golden voice.
When Rajae breaks her chains by assaulting a powerful and cruel customer, the two lovers flee to the South and its shining promises of freedom.
Zanka Contact mixes western and romance, violence and laughter, rock ‘n’ roll and traditional desert music. It is directly inspired by the crazy mix of western and eastern influences that is Casablanca. I hope it will do it justice.