Kung Fu Zohra

Zohra is initially happy with her marriage to Omar, but his jealous side increasingly gets the upper hand. When he starts beating her and is immediately very sorry, Zohra wants to forgive him, as many domestic violence victims do. Only when he really goes too far does Zohra realise she has to separate from him. However, by then she is trapped: they have a daughter together, who loves her father. Without making light of the subject, KUNG FU ZOHRA posits a playful, cinematic solution to domestic violence. Zohra, who has always loved kung fu films, starts learning an Asian martial art. She is helped by the mysterious security guard at the gym she works at. Step by step, Zohra works towards her liberation in this extremely well-acted French drama by Mabrouk El Mechri, the director of J.C.V.D. (International Film Festival Rotterdam)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Kung Fu Zohra (2020) - The Cold Light of Day (2012) - JCVD (2008; CE'09) - Virgil (2005)
Nachtsicht | Night Sight 2022
Mabrouk El Mechri
France 2021
99 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Mabrouk El Mechri
Cinematography Pierre-Yves Bastard
Editing Marc Gurung
Sound/Sounddesign Olivier Walczak
With Sabrina Ouazani, Ramzy Bedia, Eye Haïdara, Marie Cornillon, Mira Rogliano, Rémy Steelcox
Producer(s) François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne
Les Films du Kiosque
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Festival du cinéma méditerranéen de Montpellier 2021

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