“Set in a contempo Casablanca of vast contrasts, tale of a hit man falling for a traffic cop's voice
covers the genre map while never taking itself too seriously, allowing for subtle comments on
love, disillusion and today's Morocco to slip in almost without noticing.” –Jay Weissberg,
Moroccan actor director Faouzi Bensaïdi’s promiscuously stylish film is a new vision of an old culture, unveiling an uncommon Casablanca caught in a world wide web of associations and consequences. Souad is a prostitute whose best friend is Kenza, a tough traffic cop. Kamel is a stony-eyed contract killer who receives his hit orders via the Internet; he is also Souad’s favorite customer. When Kenza falls in love with Kamel, the two begin a bizarre courtship doomed by their disparate lines of work, and a persistent cyber-snooping hacker who stumbles upon the site where Kamel receives his murderous contracts.
“What a Wonderful World fascinates on a scene-by-scene basis, and is one of the most visually
inventive films in recent memory.”–Sarah Manvel, Cinemattraction
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: FAOUZI BENSAÏDI Faouzi Bensaïdi was born in Meknes, Morocco in 1967. After studying at the Rabat Institute of
Dramatic Art, he began his career directing for the stage, and in 1997, he directed his first short
film, The Cliff. His two subsequent shorts, The Wall and The Rain Line, won prizes at the Cannes
International Film Festival, and the Venice International Film Festival. His first feature film, A
Thousand Months, premiered in 2003. What a Wonderful World is his second feature film.