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About Some Meaningless Events 無關痛癢的事件

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《無關痛癢的事件》是在1970年代中摩洛哥經歷政局動盪後攝製,以紀錄式劇情片的形式拍下卡薩布蘭卡的工人社區。一群電影人在酒吧拍攝,又在街頭訪問途人對摩洛哥電影的期許。當劇組目擊一個忿忿不滿的碼頭工人殺害工頭,故事發展便突然轉向,他們開始爭論該如何呈現這宗事件,以及國家整體的就業危機。本片於1974年由一群畫家、音樂人和詩人獨立製作,虛構故事和赤裸現實間的鋪陳交疊迸發張力,撼動心弦。電影描畫和強調公民的不忿和高漲的抗爭意識,當年上映後旋即被政府禁映,散佚近四十年,直至2016年在西班牙加泰隆尼亞電影資料館的檔案中尋回負片拷貝,才告重見天日。


Filmed in the aftermath of Morocco’s political upheaval in the mid-1970s, About Some Meaningless Events is a docu-fiction set in a working-class neighbourhood of Casablanca. A group of filmmakers shoot a scene in a bar and conduct interviews in the streets, asking passers-by about their expectations of and hopes for Moroccan cinema. The plot takes an unexpected turn as the filmmakers witness a disgruntled dock worker killing his boss—an event that sparks a heated discussion on how the film should best frame the incident and, to a larger extent, the employment crisis in the country. Independently produced in 1974 by a group of painters, musicians, and poets, About Some Meaningless Events is a remarkable and energetic layering of fiction and gritty reality. At the time of its release, the film was immediately banned by government censors for its portrayal of the heightening sense of civil resistance and discontent. Considered lost for nearly four decades, it remained unseen until a negative print was rediscovered in Spain at the Filmoteca de Catalunya archives in 2016.

  • Year
    1974
  • Runtime
    76 minutes
  • Language
    Arabic
  • Country
    Morocco
  • Note
    英文字幕 With English subtitles
  • Director
    穆斯塔法・達卡爾 Mostafa Derkaoui