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<em>The Unknown Saint</em> director Alaa Eddine Aljem on his feature debut
Moroccan director Alaa Eddine Aljem discusses his first feature, The Unknown Saint, a comic and absurdist fable about the intersection of faith and commerce. Still from Alaa Eddine Aljem's The Unknown Saint The debut feature from Moroccan writer-director Alaa Eddine Aljem, presented in the Critics’ Week section of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, opens on a man desperately driving away from the police in the desert. As the authorities approach, he quickly buries his loot on top of a hill, making the burial site look like a makeshift grave, before he gets caught, handcuffed, and arrested. Years later, out of