Raja

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Specifications

Studio Koch International
SKU 40711605
UPC 616892574927
UPC 14 00616892574927
Format DVD
Release Date 7/11/2006
Keywords
Love
Money
Prostitutes/Whores
Prostitution
Rags To Riches
Romance
Sex
Social Issues
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Set in and around a stunning mansion in Marrakesh, Morocco, which is owned by the rich, middle-aged Frenchman Fred (Pascal Greggory), RAJA is a tale of the power indifferences that keep two stubborn lovers apart. Hired to work in Fred's garden, Raja (Najat Benssallem) is an attractive young woman who was orphaned as a child and is now struggling to survive in poverty. Her attraction to Fred comes primarily out of a desire to marry money and rise in class status. Fred's attraction to Raja comes out of a primal instinct to prove his virility with a resistant young woman, knowing full well that his gender, class, nationality, race, and so forth, give him a clear advantage over her. Playful dialogues between Fred and his kitchen servants range from sex and women to youth and old age. Meanwhile, Raja's strained dialogues with her friends consist of bickering over money, rent, and prostitution. When Raja and Fred come together, they just don't see eye to eye. Furthermore, they literally cannot understand each other as she speaks only Arabic and he only French. This frustrating sexual tension, social rift, and language barrier leaves nothing but mind games and power plays for Fred and Raja, who gouge at each other like mean little children in Fred's fabulously lovely sunny garden. Jacques Doillon's RAJA is a focused, frenzied look at what happens when two strangers from radically different sides of the tracks come explosively together.
Directors
Jacques Doillon
Actors
Najat Benssallem
Pascal Greggory
Cast & Crew
Najat Benssallem - Star
Hassan Khissal - Star
Ilham Abdelwahed - Star
Pascal Greggory - Star
Ahmed Akensouss - Star
Fatiha Khoulaki - Star
Margaret Menegoz - Producer
Jacques Doillon - Screenwriter
Benedicte Bellocq - Producer
Souad Lamriki - Producer
Helene Louvart - Director of Photography
Philippe Sarde - Composer
Jacques Doillon - Director
Technical Info
Catalog ID 61720
UPC 00616892574927
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 112 minutes
Original Language French
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks Arabic, French
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Greggory,Pascal
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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