Salvation Army

Salvation Army Release Date: January 23, 2015

Abdellah is a young gay man navigating the sexual, racial and political climate of Morocco.

Growing up in a large family in a working-class neighborhood, Abdellah is caught between a distant father, an authoritarian mother, an older brother whom he adores and a handful of predatory older men, in a society that denies his homosexuality.

As a college student, Abdellah moves to Geneva and while faced with the new possibilities of freedom, he grapples with the loss of his homeland. Salvation Army, the directorial debut for Abdellah Taïa – an acclaimed Moroccan and Arab writer – is adapted from his novel of the same name.

Abdellah Taïa is the first writer of his descent to speak out openly about his homosexuality.

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Starring: Said Mrini,Karim Ait M'Hand,Amine Ennaji,Frédéric Landenberg,Hamza Slaoui,Malika El Hamaoui,Abdelhak Swilah,Youness Chara,Oumaima Miftah,Souhaila Achike,Houda Mokad,Ibtissam Es Shaimi,Hasna Boulahana,Amal Maarouf,Amin Labsal,Abdelwahad Badri,Hamid Elouajdi Mouladi,Imad Benhima,Youness Doumi,Khalid Bekkouri,Saïd Anzadi,Mouad Agarrab,Jamal Meziane,Soufiane Saddar,Guillaume Bonnier,Thierry Jorand,Zakaria Saadoune,Sandra Korol,Felipe Castro,Viviana Aliberti
Genres: Drama
Directed By: Abdellah Taia
Runtime: 81 minutes
Studio: Strand Releasing
Total Box Office: 2.4 TH
MPAA Rating Unrated