Deutsche Version

Aoud rih

English title: The Wind Horse
German title: Das Windpferd
Alternative title: Le cheval de vent
Director: Daoud Aoulad-Syad    → show biography   
Country: Morocco
Year: 2001
Synopsis: This is the story of the friendship that develops between an old man and a younger one. It takes the form of a road movie, in which the journey is made by means of a motorcycle and sidecar, and in which poetry and fantasy spring to life against a background of dull, everyday routine. Tahar is a former blacksmith who leaves his son’s house in the little town of Salé, where he feels he has outlived his usefulness and become nothing but a burden and a nuisance. He decides to react by paying one last visit to the tomb of the woman he truly loved in Azemmour, where Tahar lived a full and active life before his retirement. The journey he has decided to make is like a pilgrimage into his own past. Driss, the younger man, leaves hospital without knowing whether he is cured or condemned. He concentrates all his energy on the strange letter he has recently received, informing him that his mother wishes to see her children one last time. But Driss was raised by his older brother, convinced that his mother had died when he was barely three years old. What brings Tahar and Driss together is the nature of their common quest: each has set his sights on a chimeric horizon, and prefers to keep yearning for it than to actually reach it.
Language: Arabic
Forum participation year: 2002
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Technical Attributes

Format: 35mm
Rental status: rental upon request
Version: original language version with subtitles
Subtitle language: German
Running time (minutes): 88
Color: color
Sound: Optical track
Aspect ratio: 1:1,85
Frames per second: 24
Length in metres: 2425
Weight: 17.6
Number of reels: 5