In the arid Tunisian village of Bizerte, Khorma is the town's kindly joke, with his red-blond hair and quirky personal habits. His guardian is old Bou Khaleb, the official announcer of births, deaths, and marriages. When Bou mistakenly announces the death of a woman rather than her daughter's marriage, the film immerses us in the power struggles amongst the clerics of the "religion business".
Silly dramedy about a mentally challenged young man in a remote Tunisian village. Perhaps I don't understand the culture but I didn't get it at all. Nobody in the village appears to work and all spend a great amount of tim either attending or planning weddings, funerals and praying around burial sites. A bummer in my opinion.
I'm a big fan of difficult foreign films. Not this one. It takes place in Tunisia where various "religious factions" set the price on "services" for weddings,funerals,etc anything that involves a religion in some way or another has a price. As Khorma,-once thought -to be the town idiot comes along and decides to raise prices so his family will not stay dirt poor. Needless to say the other religions don't take kindly to change.That's basically the entire story. The cinematography was awful,.Too much over-the-top "acting" (more like screaming) of every line by every character, This was filmed in 2002,Actually it seems as if it was filmed in the 1930's.I have no idea whether that was on purpose or just all around bad film making. In many ways it is the Tunisian re-telling of the mythical crucifixtion. Luckily the movie is only 1:17 minutes long. Still.you could do better things with your life than watch this. I gave it one star only because NO stars is not an option