The screenwriter and director of the Moroccan film Taif Nizar (Nizar’s spectrum), Kama Kamal said that his film tackled a fairly difficult topic on exploiting job for the purpose of committing illegal actions. This has distanced the film completely from comedy, he added.
“The substance of the film did not change particularly the word duty which was repeatedly mentioned despite the difficulty I faced in shooting which spurred me to make some amendments to the film’s scenes,” the director told a press conference held after the film had been screened at Casablanca. The film will be screened by the Moroccan screening venues next month.
The London based Arabic daily al Sharq al Awsat cited the director as saying that his film “tackled the problem of infinite justice and in the end it supported life.”
The film tells two stories in one scenario. The first is about a young doctor who works in a hospital where his instinctive curiosity prompts him to search for the secret hidden by one of the prisoners sentenced to death. At the same time it tells the story of a tense relation between judge Walid and his wife Aminah.
Responding to a question regarding the reasons behind giving the film’s starring role to the Syrian actress Lina Murad, he said, “I couldn’t find a Moroccan actress who was able to perform the role properly. The age factor played a big role in the process of selection. To me an Arab or a Moroccan actor is the same.”
Costarring in the film are Abdulla al Omrani (Ahmed al Sabbar), Mohammed Muftah (judge Walid), Lina Murad (Amina, Judge’s Wife), Rafiq al Bakr (Young Doctor) and others.
The film’s director has produced a 30-episode series entitled Edris al Akbar (Edris, the Biggest) costarring Moroccan and Egyptian actors. He is currently embarking on writing a script for a new film to mark the second longest film after his first film Nizar Taif (Nizar’s Spectrum) -- Albawaba.com