A wild and electric chemistry is ignited when Rajaes and Larsen’s lives collide – literally – through a car crash. Their harmony is manifest in the perfect match between her penetrating vocals and his legendary guitar riffs. But violence also lingers – they both answer to an underground that never ceases to exert its influence over their destinies: from Larsen’s viscerally depicted heroin dependency and unresolved past, to Rajae’s vulnerability and defiance, which places her in danger when she upsets her most powerful client. Shot in resplendent 35mm and paying homage to London’s rock scene, the wide vistas of Westerns, desert music and the city of Casablanca, the energy of Ismaël El Iraki’s unforgettable debut is intoxicating – its story is imbued with Larsen and Rajae’s fervent desire to overcome great trauma.

Elhum Shakerifar

Production company Barney Production

Content warning: this film contains scenes of graphic violence, theme of abuse, drug use and flashing images.

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