EN - Seventeen-year-old Leilah, a smart girl from a conservative Muslim family falls in love with her nineteen-year-old neighbour Berwout, son of a neo-fascist Flemish nationalist. The often hilarious and politically incorrect story is set in Kassablanka, a popular multi-ethnic district in Antwerp, during the week prior to Black Sunday, October 8, 2002 - when one third of the Antwerp electorate voted for the extreme right-wing Flemish Bloc.

FR - Leilah, un jeune fille intelligente de 17 ans qui provient d’une famille musulmane conservatrice tombe amoureuse de son voisin de 19 ans, Berwout, le fils d’un nationaliste flamand néo-fasciste. L’histoire politiquement incorrecte et souvent hilarante se déroule à Kassablanka, une région multiethnique à Anvers, pendant la semaine précédant le Black Sunday du 8 octobre 2002, lorsque le tiers des électeurs anversois vota pour le Vlaamse Block, le parti d’extrême droite flamand.


Title Kassablanka
Original title Kassablanka
Original language Dutch, French, Arabic
Status Completed
Category Features
Year 2002


Cast Roy Aernouts, Mo Barich, Babett Manalo, Rudolf Segers, Mo Barich, Tanja Cnaepkens, Patricia Chenut, Amid Chakir, Souad Hamdaoui, Pieter Genard, Alfred Van Kuyck, Alain Van Goethem
Photography Guillaume Vandenberghe
Editing Marc Wouters
Music Djamel, Sven Seynaeve, Bernie Woolf

Technical specs

Running time film 96
Release format 35 mm
Sound format Dolby Digital SR/D


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Fonds Film in Vlaanderen

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Last edited on 30 October 2013

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Director Ivan Boeckmans, Guy Lee Thys
Producers Guy Lee Thys
Writers Guy Lee Thys

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