Icflix’s first original Moroccan production, Burnout, directed by Nour Eddine Lakhmari and co-produced by NEL Films, premiered in cinemas across Morocco on Wednesday.
Burnout is Nour Eddine Lakhmari’s fourth feature film and the third in the blockbuster series, ‘Zero’ and ‘Casanegra’, which focuses on social issues, depicting the struggle of the characters and their quest for love and humanity.
The movie follows the stories of a politician, who tries to fill his lack of tenderness by the paid services of a young woman, 25-year old Aida, a student of medicine who leads a double life, Jad, a 40-year-old entrepreneur with his 28-year-old wife, Ghita and Ayoub, a 13-year-old shoe-shiner, who dreams of buying a prosthetic leg for his disabled mother.
“Burnout is a film about the sacrifice and courage of ordinary people confronted with extraordinary situations, where social and economic problems intensify their distress,” Nour Eddine Lakhmari said.
Burnout is Icflix’s first original Jazwood (Arabic) production from Morocco and will join the lineup of titles, WOH!, Dunia, Borders of Heaven, HIV and Al Makida.
Written and directed by critically acclaimed director, Nour Eddine Lakhmari, Burnout stars Anas El Baz, Ilyas El Jihani, Morjana Alaoui, Fatima Ezzahra El Jaouhari and Sarah Perles.