Marrakech today… Noha, Randa, Soukaina, and Hlima live a life of ‘love for sale.’ They’re whores, objects of desire, flashes of flesh. In the heat of the night money flows freely, to the rhythms of pleasures and humiliations suffered.
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A fantastic film about the hidden side of Marrakech through the eyes of four prostitutes. It shows the world of sex work in Morocco with brutal honesty; the scenes with Saudi oil millionaires are chilling, to say the least. Like no other film on prostitution, "Much loved" puts the weight on the money that's being changed for sex. And truly, the more money there is, the bigger the roots of evil grow.
A great movie is one that leaves a durable impact on you. It's above all an experience, a discovery, a strong emotion, or a thought-provoking moment. This movie - as disturbing, cruel and brutal as the story it depicts is- is all of those things together. A bad taste in your mouth and a shiver down your spine stays with you days after you've seen it.