Raja

2004

Raja

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71%

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Reviews Counted: 14

46%
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Reviews Count: 0
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Rotten: 0

AUDIENCE SCORE

46%
Average Rating: 3.1/5

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Directed and written by Jacques Doillon, Raja centers around a bored, middle-aged Frenchman, Fred (Pascal Greggory), and his decision to employ a small group of women to care for his garden. Before long, Fred becomes enamored with 19-year-old Raja (Najat Benssallem), one of his employees. Despite her innocent appearance, Raja is physically and emotionally scarred -- an Arab orphan, she was repeatedly raped and forced into prostitution at a young age. Fred becomes determined to seduce Raja, but the language barrier is a serious problem and Raja is confused by many of Fred's efforts. Though Fred's interest had began as little more than a game, he eventually finds himself in the midst of a dangerous obsession.

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Cast

Zineb Ouchita
as Cook No. 2
Aicha Aarif
as Gardener No. 1
Hajiba Firma
as Gardener No. 2
Jmiaa Aarif
as Gardener No. 3
Hanane Ben Jaddi
as Girl in Bar No. 1
Samra Ben Arafa
as Girl in Bar No. 2
Samira El Othmani
as Girl in Bar No. 3
Abdelilah Lamrani
as Raja's Brother
Rachida Boukhima
as Raja's Sister
Zineb Khoulaki
as Raja's Sister-in-Law
Fatima Zorha
as Girl from Douar
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Critic Reviews for Raja

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Audience Reviews for Raja

½

An interesting story plot. Good movie.

Leo L
Leo L

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It's not that this isn't a quality film it's just really slimey watching the older, more powerful, and uglier man trying to take advantage of that girl.

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