Private Project

Suicide Candidates

In this unique futurescape, the marginalised and impoverished are targeted by government-sponsored suicide initiatives that encourage sacrifice for the greater good. Whether the true horror lies in the acceptance of such horror or the impact it has on those involved, this weave of dark humour and technical brilliance is an original insight into the thin border between utopia and dystopia. With excellent performances between the bedraggled Larbi and the chillingly distant Afaf.

  • Hamza ATIFI
  • Hamza Atifi
  • Fouad Challa
  • Zakaria Atifi
    Key Cast
    "Larbi Khouzouzou"
  • Ghalia Benzaouia
    Key Cast
  • Kenza Salehddine
    Key Cast
    "Souad "
  • Hamza Atifi
  • Mohamed Timoumes
  • Amine Arrom
    Sound Design
  • Ghizlane Assif
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Candidats au Suicide
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drame, Sci-fi, Absurd, Humour noir, comedy
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
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  • Student Project:
  • Festival National du film de TANGER - 2019
    March 5, 2019
    Best Screenplay
Distribution Information
  • Hamza Atifi
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - Hamza ATIFI

Born in Casablanca in 1992, Hamza ATIFI comes from a family of cinema. Enthusiastic about his experiences with directors like Tony GATLIF and Moustapha DERKAOUI.
He decided to take a Cinematography courses at ESAV Marrakech then at INSAS brussels.
There he developed his cinematographer skills on the short films Poisoned Liberty (selected in numerous festivals, including the Marrakech International Film Festival, and received the second prize at the SILK & ROAD festival in Dublin 2014) and Ghoul (Monster) , An experimental fiction also selected at the Marrakech International Film Festival.
Just graduated, he was appointed assistant director for feature movies like Dallas de Med ALI MEJBOIUD and the Franco-Moroccan biopic, "The Half of Heaven", by Abdelkader LAGTAA.
At just 23 years old, he was asked to do the cinematography for "Noah, didn't know how to swim" (Crystal de liége - Best Cinematography), a feature by Rachid EL OUALI.
At 24, he has already directed the photography of more than dozen short films and he has directed his first short film entitled "Your Father's Eyes" then "YARA ZED" as second one.
Suicide Candidates is his Third short movie.

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