Three short stories by Paul Bowles, the American writer from Tangiers whose 1949 Masterpiece The Sheltering Sky was filmed by Bernardo Bertoculli in 1990, are the subject of a prizewinning film by Irene von Alberti and Frieder Schlaich from Germany.
PAUL BOWLES - HALFMOON is a magical three-part descent into the realms of cobras, kif and quandries of life. The famous cult author himself introduces the episodes, which all tell of ununsual relationships.
In MERKALA BEACH (The Story of Lahcen and Idir) the friendship between two men in Tangiers, one a connoisseur of kif, the other with taste for alcohol, is put to the ultimat test when they both fall in love with the same beautiful girl.
In CALL AT CORAZON a trip down the Amazon through the Brazilian rain forest becomes a gruelling ordeal for a fresh married couple on their honeymoon.
And in ALLAL, a young boy living as an outcast in an Arab village in the desert trades bodies with a snake that he has stolen from an old man ...
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