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Jacques Doillon Morocco, 2003

Dr. Medicine's rating of the film Raja

This movie leaves so much on the table. With more care, more polish, this really could have been a classic. There is so much to unwrap in the power dynamics between the Frenchman and Raja, in how it speaks to culture, race, education, gender, class, history, and so on, but we never quite get the cleverness or cohesiveness that we were expecting and that the story really deserves.