A gritty and realistic thriller set in France’s notorious capital city of crime – Marseille.
Zachary is released from Juvenile prison to learn that his mother has abandoned him. He finds kinship in an underage sex worker by the name of Shéhérazade.
This seems like the set-up for a tough watch, but Shéhérazade plays like a romance when it’s slow, and a crime thriller when it’s fast (it’s mostly fast). Everything about the story and two leads’ relationship rings true. Added to the fact that it has no interest in emotionally manipulating you, the movie is more gripping and thought-provoking than sad.
A great story, fantastic acting from the cast of first-timers, and outstanding direction give the feeling that Shéhérazade is bound to become a modern classic. If you liked City of God, you will love this.
User rating: 100/100. Staff rating: 86/100.
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Shéhérazade (2018) has been picked as the best movie on Netflix Portugal. It stars Dylan Robert, Idir Azougli, Kenza Fortas. To be particularily enjoyed if you're in the mood for something action-packed, intense, suspenseful, thrilling. For more titles on Netflix Portugal, go back to our homepage and select your country from the top bar.