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  • Summary: A memorable and moving portrait of the lives of street kids living in Casablanca's abandoned lots. (Anthology Film Archives)
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  1. Through a simple story line, dramatic acting and National Geographic-like shots of the city's rough and pristine edges -- creates cinematic magic.
  2. 75
    Ali Zaoua doesn't have the fireworks that made "City of God," the story of Brazilian youth gangs, a crossover hit. But in its own, low-key way, Ali Zaoua is just as stirring.
  3. 40
    An overdose of morbid sentimentality.
  4. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    40
    Beautifully produced but emotionally vacant drama.
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  1. MaryG.
    Feb 26, 2007
    9
    I found it to be very touching, and the acting was very good, especially to find that the actors are not formally trained. It hauntes me. Very emotional. Like the Red Balloon you feel sad and good. Collapse
  2. PhilL.
    Dec 3, 2006
    7
    This movie takes place on the streets of Casablanca; it is not necessarily ABOUT life on the streets. The emotions are at times surreal and exaggerated, but this is what I enjoyed most about it. It's a movie for the daydreamers. Expand

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