rock-the-casbahPathé Production has released a soundtrack album for the French/Moroccan drama Rock the Casbah. The album features the film’s original score composed by Rob (aka Robin Coudert) (Maniac, Populaire, Alexandre Aja’s upcoming Horns). The soundtrack is now available to download on Amazon. Check out audio clips after the jump. Rock the Casbah is written and directed by Laila Marrakchi and stars Hiam Abbass, Nadine Labaki, Lubna Azabal, Morjana Alaoui and Omar Sharif. The movie is set in an opulent villa in Tangiers and unfolds over the three days of the rites of mourning dictated by Muslim custom, following the death of a prominent magnate and family patriarch. The drama just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was released in France this past Wednesday, September 11. No word yet on a domestic distribution deal.

Here’s the track list of the album:

1. Secrets I
2. Gnaza
3. Layla’s Letter
4. Pillows
5. Secrets II
6. Tanger
7. Zakaria
8. Last Letter
9. Secrets III

  1. Michelle says:

    What is the name of the song that is sung during the removal of the body from the house and then again at the end? It is also at the end of the trailer. It is not part of the Robin Coudert instrumental compositions. I would watch the movie again just to hear that song. What is it? Who sings it? How can you get a hold of it?

    • Inès says:

      It’s the “Great white ocean”, by Antony and the Johnsons, amazing singer! My favorite sung by him is “Fistful of love”.

    • Wahid says:

      It’s “The Great White Ocean” by Antony & the Johnsons and here is the link and don’t forget to spead the word about Morjana Alaoui’s facebook page:

      • Sushil says:

        Thanks so much for the name and link to the song. Just saw the movie last night- it was sooo good and the song has been in my head ever since. Cheers