Your Company

Salvation Army(L'Armée du Salut)

✭ ✭ ✭   Read critic reviews

France, Morocco, Switzerland · 2014
1h 22m
Director Abdellah Taïa
Starring Said Mrini, Karim Ait M'Hand, Amine Ennaji, Frédéric Landenberg
Genre Drama

Abdellah is a young gay man navigating the sexual, racial and political climate of Morocco. Growing up in a large, working-class family in a society that denies his homosexuality, he is caught between a distant father, an authoritarian mother, an older brother whom he adores, and a handful of predatory older men.

Stream Salvation Army

What are people saying?

What are critics saying?


The Hollywood Reporter by Boyd van Hoeij

Though the film’s European scenes carry too little dramatic weight and might be confusing for those unfamiliar with the novel, the Morocco-set opening 40 minutes are beautifully and quietly observed.


Slant Magazine by Diego Semerene

It's a quiet thud of a film, which embraces, with grace and precision, the nastiness of growing up with desire stuck in one's throat like a muffled scream.


Village Voice by Inkoo Kang

Despite stilted camerawork often locked in the medium shot, Salvation Army is a touching ode to the freedom to finally be who we want to be — if we can ever find where we belong.


Variety by Jay Weissberg

Transitioning his story to the screen, Taia retains the bare bones but strips away warmth and insight, without any fresh perceptions that would compensate.

Users who liked this film also liked