After a soured marriage, a young mother takes her two
daughters to Morocco in search of spiritual knowledge and inner peace. With Kate Winslet,
Said Taghmaoui, Bella Riza, Carrie Mullan, Pierre Clementi, Abigail Cruttenden, Ahmed
Boulane, Sira Stampe, Amidou, Michelle Fairley, Kevin McKidd, Peter Youngblood Hills,
Mohcine Barmouni, Annouar Zrika and Mohamed Cherkaoui. [1:38]
SEX/NUDITY 6 - A woman hugs a man from behind and kisses his neck. A
shirtless man sits on a topless woman (her bare breasts are visible a couple of times) and
feeds her fruit; they then kiss passionately. A nude man covering his genitals with a hat
runs into a lake (we see some pubic hair and his entire backside). Several times
throughout the movie we see little girls in their underwear, with and without their
shirts; twice, we see a little girl in her underwear lying on a woman's bare back.
VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Several women yell, push and fight and one throws tomatoes
at another. A woman gets a bloody cut on her hand. A woman grabs a girl's face, a man is
hit with a rope briefly (presumably as part of a street act) and in a dream a hand grabs a
girl's neck and chokes her. During another dream sequence we see blood, presumably from
animal carcasses being sold in a market, splashing onto the ground. Men riding horses fire
shots into the air. A car runs off the road after nearly hitting a camel. A sheet-covered
corpse is carried on a stretcher in a procession. We see some girls vomiting, a girl
faints, and a man has many large blisters on his back and shoulders. Some small explosions
in a rock quarry.
PROFANITY 5 - Three F-words, an anatomical reference seen in a subtitle,
some scatological references, a few mild obscenities, an insult, and a few British slang
terms. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Morocco, Sufism, spirituality, religion, pilgrimages,
separation, unconventional lifestyles, mother-daughter relationships, drugs (some talk and
some implied usage).
MESSAGE - Sometimes happiness comes from putting other's needs first;
sometimes you must sacrifice your dreams and desires for the sake of your loved ones.