Kung Fu Zohra

Mabrouk El Mechri | France | 2021 | 98'
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Kung Fu Zohra
Synopsis
Zohra cannot leave a violent relationship as she is frightened of being separated from her daughter. She takes the blows in silence, even though it becomes increasingly difficult to resist and hide the truth. But everything changes when she meets Chang Sue, a maestro of Kung-Fu, who is determined to make her his disciple. Between reality, comedy and a parody of martial arts films, the film tells the story of domestic violence and female empowerment of a young Moroccan woman in Paris.
Cast
Sabrina Ouazani, Ramzy Bedia, Eye Haïdara, Marie Cornillon, Mira Rogliano, Rémy Steelcox
Films Distribution
Lucky Red
Production
Les Films du Kiosque
Editing
Mabrouk El Mechri
Cinematography
Pierre-Yves Bastard
Editing
Marc Gurung
Language
French
Subtitles
English, Italian
Premiere
Italian premiere
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Biography
Mabrouk El Mechri is a French director, screenwriter and actor. Born in Versailles in 1976, he began his directing career in 1998 with the short film Mounir et Anita, followed in 2000 by Génération cutter and by Concours de circonstance in 2003. In 2005, he wrote and directed his first feature film, Virgil, and in 2008 JCVD - No Justice, presented at the Rome Film Festival and featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme as himself. In 2012, he directed the thriller The cold light of day, with Bruce Willis, Henry Cavill and Sigourney Weaver.
Filmography
2021 – Kung Fu Zohra, ff
2012 – The Cold Light of Day, ff
2008 – JCVD, ff
2005 – Virgil, ff
2003 – Concours de circonstance, sf

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