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Halfmoon ★★ Paul Bowles: Halbmond 1995

Trilogy of stories by Paul Bowles. “Merkala Beach” looks at the friendship of two young Moroccan men who are both seduced by the same mysterious woman. “Call at Corazon” finds the honeymoon journey of a mismatched British couple turning into a nightmare as they sail up the Amazon on a crowded cargo boat. “Allal” is a Moroccan boy who's an outcast in his village because of his illegitimacy. He befriends an old snake dealer and steals one of his cobras in order to charm the reptile. Then Allal winds up in a magical transformation with the creature. English and Arabic with subtitles. 90m/C VHS, DVD . GE GE Samir Guesmi, Khalid Ksouri, Sondos Belhassan, Veronica Quilligan, Sam Cox, Said Zakir, Mohammed Belfquih; D: Irene von Alberti, Frieder Schlaich; W: Irene von Alberti, Frieder Schlaich; C: Volker Tittel; M: Roman Bunka; Nar: Paul Bowles.