Souad is a prostitute whose best friend is Kenza, a tough traffic cop. Kamel is a stony-eyed contract killer who receives his hit orders via the Internet; he is also Souad’s favorite customer. When Kenza falls in love with Kamel, the two begin a bizarre courtship doomed by their disparate lines of work, and a persistent cyber-snooping hacker who stumbles upon the site where Kamel receives his murderous contracts.
Moroccan actor-director Faouzi Bensaïdi’s promiscuously stylish film is a new vision of an old culture, unveiling an uncommon Casablanca caught in a world wide web of associations and consequences.
“‘What a Wonderful World’ fascinates on a scene-by-scene basis, and is one of the most visually inventive films in recent memory.” –Cinemattraction
“Set in a contemporary Casablanca of vast contrasts, tale of a hit man falling for a traffic cop’s voice covers the genre map while never taking itself too seriously, allowing for subtle comments on love, disillusion and today’s Morocco to slip in almost without noticing.” –TimeOut London
‘What a Wonderful World’ is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative.
In Arabic with English subtitles.