WFC Morocco: L’armée du salut

It’s a captivating and bewildering film. Very original from a storytelling and structural point of view. And very nicely shot.

I can’t quite make out whether the actors are meant to be this stylised and stiff or whether they’re just not, er, all that good, but it kinda works anyway. The mother’s great.

The film loses tension after a while, though, and my attention started wandering.

Salvation Army. Abdellah Taia. 2013. Morocco.


  • 1 part gin
  • 1 part Galliano
  • 1 part lime juice
  • soda water
  • mint leaves

Pour all ingredients over ice and stir. Top up with soda water. Crush some mint leaves and rub along the edge of the glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

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