Much Loved / Nabil Ayouch

Much Loved / Nabil Ayouch


Nabil Ayouch's sixth feature, an honest, poignant portrayel of four upmarket sex workers in Marakesh, has lead to death threats for both him and his leading actress, and gotten the film banned in Morocco, where prostitution is illegal yet constitutes a thriving industry.

Derived from testimonies collected from 200 women, "Much Loved" is about the family you create, and the dangerous line you tread when living on the edges of society.

Director: Nabil Ayouch


  • Best Actress at the 2015 Gijón International Film Festival 
  • Best French-Language Foreign Film (Meilleur film francophone hors de France) at the 2016 Lumière Festival (France)

RT: 104 mins


Indiewire: "Moroccan Director Nabil Ayouch's Cannes-Selected Prostitution Drama - 'Much Loved' - Banned in His Home Country"

Variety: "As usual with such things, the storm will overshadow the movie, which pushes the envelope..."

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