Raja

2003, Movie, NR, 112 mins

What begins as a sorry exercise in cynical seduction becomes a case of amour fou in this story about a Frenchman's pursuit of a Moroccan teenager. Lecherous, middle-aged Frederic (Pascal Greggory) becomes besotted with an unlikely object of desire: 19-year-old Raja (Najat Benssallem), a gangly goose of a girl with a horsy smile who works in the garden of his luxurious villa outside Marrakech. Writer-director Jacques Doillon takes a situation that's usually the stuff of erotic fantasy and shines a cold light on its complications, mercilessly revealing the larger framework of race, class, age and privilege from which Raja and Frederic can never extricate themselves. A ...
Released: 2003 Rated: NR Length: 112 mins

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