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'I never went for the world of surreal and satirical Theatre , and when I turned to the cinema that has retained this method, which aims to break the traditional image that was born and grew up in the Moroccan Theatre .
In my films I tried to keep my theatrical style, any access to the public through the ironic and surrea atmosphere l so do not fall into the direct, which I think that the spectator knew years ago, a method of exercise, such as football, with oversight by the understanding of the attitudes in the movies direct traditional, and this does not mean I escape from reality '.
Experimental film close to the absurd
The Nabil Lahlou approach to the cinema from the world of theater, is an author and actor and director, the way an artist approaching the absurd, many of the experiences of the play, including 'Ophelia is not dead', a play, which will employ the Moroccan Film some scenes in his film masterpiece, 'Ibrahim Yash' which was produced in 1983.
Film 'Ibrahim Yash' class once he was out to the hall Moroccan movie that belongs to the so-called by some film critics cinema Alvantstic or 'fantasy', means 'Yash' a word belonging to the Moroccan dialect cough, if what has been translated into classical Arabic, it means Why?
Adopted director Nabil Lahlou, in his film 'Ibrahim Yash' in terms of the language of dialogue in classical Arabic which is spoken by all the heroes of the film, and so chose Nabil Lahlou title 'locally' for the film succeeds in that makes heroes who speak Arabic is correct and understandable, weave Nabil Lahlou to dramatically smooth .
'Alqnfodi' ... Was the first rain, and followed by other films
Nabil Lahlou was born in 1945 in Fez, and studied dramatic art at school 'Charles Dolan' Peoples Theatre at the University of France, in the early years of the seventies will examine Nabil Lahlou the stage for material requested in Algeria, and also collaborated with the Algerian National Theatre. After his return to Morocco , Nabil Lahlou continues to write and direct his plays in French and Arabic, and also he will go to the cinema, and cinema is characterized by Nabil Lahlou being private cinema, so that was adopted in the production of most of his films on the self-potential and abilities.
Nabil Lahlou, produced and directed Sinmah texts himself and played the main role in most of them.
Out through his cinema career rogue seven films, the latest film 'Tabeth or non-Tabeth ' is about a case for a general view of a corrupted policeman in Morocco . Other productiuons are ' the Governor-General 'in 1980, and the' Ibrahim Yash 'in 1984, and the' braying Spirit 'in 1984, and' Kumani 'in 1989, and was the first of his films, which is signed by the film' Alqonfode 'in 1978, and in 1992 directed the film' night of the murder ', and in 2002 will come out of the film' years of exile '.
In his shocking 'Tabeth or non-Tabeth ' I think, dealt with theater director Nabil Lahlou issue of public opinion, and in a manner Fantasy reference n an experimental method based on alienation.
He restores the film 'Tabeth or non-Tabeth ' scandal, the intelligence officer, Brigadier General Mustafa Thabet, dating back to the early nineties, an issue that the security official involved in the crimes of sexual assault, and hired feisty Nabil Lahlou pretext for the prosecution of a successful society, theater and film narrative.
Growing excitement as was the hero of the scandal star of the stars of art or politics, is charged with 'Tabeth'' and then executed after being found guilty on charges of indecent assault of several women through violence and rape with being portrayed on tape against the morality and ethics, using the threat of weapons once the influence of post authoritarian again.
Director Nabil Lahlou returned a controversial figure to life in the ' 'Tabeth or non-Tabeth ' ' that first display, display on the screen of the Mohammed V Theatre in Rabat, amid protests by the widow of Brigadier General, which had earlier threatened to sue the director before Moroccan courts if was bad or well for the story of her husband.
Nabil Lahlou diagnostic of Moroccan cinema
Nabil Lahlou sticks for volunteers,who refuses to get carried away or fall into the arms of the choir directors Wave film current benefit today of public money through a fund to support film production in Morocco to make films and the size of 'to have the case', is the same Nabil Lahlou, which often upset and angered his colleagues in the craft of cinema, directors, producers and representatives of the filmmakers, Boukrjath seismic information and statements press firearms, often repeating this feisty director his most famous 'today Khei not Keder cinema'.