Death For Sale (2011) MIFF Film Review


Belgium/France/Morocco 117 mins

Three young men have grown up in Morocco living off their wits with petty crime, laughing and drinking a lot. But life cannot remain carefree.

This is an ambitious film, covering issues as widespread as honour killings, revenge, betrayal and religious zealotry. I think it is a good film, but I didn’t really connect with it, finding it difficult to follow the paths the film took. It’s a tricky one – I liked the characters, yet didn’t connect strongly with their journeys. It is certainly very, very dark and not for the faint hearted.

Death for Sale screens at ACMI on Thursday, July 30 at 1:30pm and at Kino Cinema on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:45pm. To book tickets, visit