Midnight Orchestra (The)

  • Orchestre de Minuit (L')
© Lena Films
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2015
Format : Feature
Running time : 113 (in minutes)

Michael Abitbol left Morocco long ago. His memories, he buried them deep within himself as did thousands of Jews who left their countries, often despite themselves, never looking back. The traditions, the spicy Judeo-Arabic humour, the Mediterranean smile that characterizes an entire culture: he kept none of it, or never wanted to. He is the perfect example of all those emigrants who manage to find their place in the sun in the land of Uncle Sam. But for Michael Abitbol, there's no shining sun. He's back in Casablanca to meet his father. Upstairs in his father's hotel room we can hear the sounds of Salim Hallali, the celebrated Algerian singer musician who bewitched a generation. But there is not much of a conversation between Michael and his dad, just as there never was. They agree to meet again in an hour. But they never do. An hour later Michael's father is dead. So now Michael is on a different mission… a race against time, life and death during which he will meet the remaining members of his father's orchestra, and above all understand the mystery of the silent legacy that his father has left him.

2015, Morocco, Feature, 1hr53, Comedy / Drama, Colour,

Director : Jérôme Cohen Olivar

Screenwriter : Jérôme Cohen Olivar

Cinematographer : Antonio Beitran Hernandez

Editor : Julien Foure

Cast : Avishay Benazra, Mamoudi M'barek, Hamid Najah, Gad Elmaleh, Hassan Elfad, Aziz Daddas, Amal Ayouch

Music : Adi Aissa

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Albert Lévy, Salaman Films, 8 rue des Landes, Casablanca (Maroc), tél.: +212 (6) 6113 16 91.

2015 | 39th MWFF - Montreal World Film Festival / Festival des Films du Monde de Montréal, Canada | 27 août au 7 septembre 2015
* Selection - World Competition / Compétition mondiale
* Ecumenical Jury Prize
* Screening: Thursday September 3, 2015 - 02:00 PM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL
* Screening: Thursday September 3, 2015 - 04:30 PM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL


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