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On the Edge

On the Edge

Original Title: Sur la planche
Directors: Leila Kilani
Germany / Morocco
Arabic with subtitles
106 min min
World Cinema

Badia and Imane dream of leaving their job at a shrimp processing plant in Tangier and working in the “Free Zone”, an enclave beyond the capital city that boasts European business practices and proffers entry into a better life. The twosome befriend another duo who work at a textile plant in the "Free Zone" and begin making some extra cash stealing goods to resell on the black market. Moody and edgy, reflecting the girls' own restiveness, this noir-infused tale plaintively examines the cost of class aspiration in an unyielding society.

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Leila Kilani
Jeanne Randall Malkin Family Foundation