Zero - زيرو

  • Zero - زيرو
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2012
Format : Feature
Running time : 111 (in minutes)

Amine Bertale, 35 years old, a police officer nicknamed by his colleagues "ZERO" for his cowardly "I don't give a shit attitude", is in a perpetual state of confrontation with his father, a handicapped former state official who transmits all of his frustrations and anger towards his son.

Things become clearly more complicated for ZERO at work, where the constant humiliation he encounters from his superior becomes unbearable. In the streets, ZERO works with a young 20-yearold girl, MIMI, to trap men into minor prostitution.

ZERO and MIMI pace the streets of Casablanca every night to find new victims, until the day that ZERO encounters AICHA BAIDOU a mother who is investing every day of her life to find her missing daughter NADIA, 15 years old. ZERO, lacking will and courage refuses to get involved with this affair.

The day his father gets sick, ZERO meets a young doctor, KENZA AMOR, who opens his eyes to a new way of seeing the world. With her, everything suddenly becomes possible. Soon after the death of his father and the rejection of DOCTOR KENZA, ZERO takes the decision to look for the young NADIA BAIDOU using all possible means.

So begins his crusade against a hard and ruthless world, one perverted by its attraction to money and its fascination with power: the world of minor prostitution. By saving the young girl, ZERO becomes a hero despite himself and turns the page of a past tainted by cowardice, fear and his inferiority complex.

A film by Nour-Eddine LAKHMARI

2012, Morocco, Fiction

Younès Bouab as Zero (Amine Bertale)
Mohamed MAJD as Abbas Bertale
Sonia Okacha-Chraïbi as Doctor Kenza Amor
Zineb Samara as Mimi
Malika HAMAOUI as Aicha Baidou
Saïd BEY as Boufertatou
Ouidad ELMA as Nadia Baidoulias

Scriptwriter & Director: Nour-Eddine LAKHMARI
Director of Photography: LUCAS COASSIN
Composer: Richard HOROWITZ
Producer : Redouan BAYED (Timlif Productions, Casablanca)

Script doctors
Nicole FLIPO
Redouan BAYED


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