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CANNES – “The Unknown Saint,” boredom, cash and strange bedfellows

A Morocco/France/Qatar production
Younes Bouab, Salah Bensalah and Bouchaib Essamak
Directed by Alaa Eddine Aljem

CRITICS WEEK, Cannes - Amine (French-Moroccan actor Younes Bouab), a man for whom life is a struggle of every moment —at least, this is what his weary and beautiful gaze seems to express—is being pursued by the police somewhere in the Moroccan desert. He runs up to the top of a hill to bury his treasure before getting collared. A decade later, he comes out of jail and goes back to the hilltop to ... more >