Raja (2004)

Raja
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 52mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Najat Benssallem Actor Raja 1 1000001
Pascal Greggory Actor Fred 1 1000002
Ilham Abdelwahed Actor Nadira 1 1000003
Hassan Khissal Actor Youssef 1 1000004
Oum El Aid Ait Youss Actor Cook 1 1000005
Zineb Ouchita Actor Cook 1 1000006
Fatiha Khoulaki Actor Fatiha 1 1000007
Ahmed Akensouss Actor Ahmed 1 1000008
Zineb Khoulaki Actor Raja's Sister-in-Law 1 1000009
Fatima Zorha Actor Girl form the Douar 1 1000010
Abdellah Lamrani Actor Raja's Brother 1 1000011
Jacques Doillon Director n/a 2 2000001
Margaret Ménégoz Producer n/a 3 3000001
Souad Lamriki Producer n/a 3 3000002
Benedicte Bellocq Producer n/a 3 3000003
Jacques Doillon Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Lola Doillon Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Samia Charkioui Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Helene Louvart Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Gladys Joujou Editor n/a 172 7000001
Philippe Sarde Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Emma Bellocq Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Brigitte Taillandier Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Florent Lavalee Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Synopsis
Raja is a nineteen year old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt westerner living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama about a wealthy middle-aged Frenchman's complex relationship with local youth. Fred's attempts to seduce Raja, and their mutual attempt at manipulation, are fractured by their gross disparity of income, age and cultural sophistication.