Malek

Drama
French (Available subtitled in English)

Region: Quebec

Year of Production: 2018

Canadian Release Date: January 17, 2019

Duration: 95 minutes

It’s winter in Montreal. After a failed suicide attempt, Malek, a penniless unemployed Lebanese immigrant, manages to regain some semblance of a normal life. Thanks to a romantic encounter with Shohreh, a young Iranian, he finds a job in a restaurant. But as he confides in a psychologist, memories of his past as a solitary thief and his childhood of violence and submission rise back to the surface. Faced with his old demons, Malek struggles to recover his dignity—but will only find it by avenging the woman he loves.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Films du boulevard

DIRECTOR: Guy Edoin

SCRIPTWRITERS: Claude Lalonde

Cast/Participants: Tewkik Jallab, Karinne Vanasse, Hiba Abouk, Manal Issa