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Morocco, 2007
90 min
Morocco, 1963. When his Jewish clientele starts leaving the country and consequently his bar, Moustapha knows that he has to solve the problem.
While most Moroccans were celebrating the country’s independence in the 1960s, many Moroccan Jews were not convinced that the country would be a safe place and left the country in a quest for stability and a better life elsewhere.

In the small village of Beijad bar owner Moustapha worries about his future as he sees more and people leave. In response, he comes up with the perfect solution, which does not sit well with the Muslim authorities.

Hassan Benjelloun’s film, which premiered at the Tanger Film Festival, is a bittersweet comedy about exile and the absurdity and impact of a vital part of Moroccan culture and society disappearing.