LES CHEVAUX DE DIEU - Nabil Ayouch
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Director: NABIL AYOUCH
Production: YC ALIGATOR FILM
DOP: HICHAME ALAOUIE
Belgian release: February 13th
Official Competition Cannes 2012 & Film Festival Namur 2012.

Inspired by the 2003 terrorist attacks in Casablanca, "Horses of God" ("Les Chevaux de Dieu") follows two brothers over a decade as they make the life-changing decisions that will lead them to become Islamist martyrs.
The film was selected for the official Cannes competition 'Un Certain Regard' 2012.

ACE Image Factory went to Casablanca for the VFX supervising.
We had to shoot a day for night shot with the flyingcam making a 360-degree shot around playing kids, with the city of Casablanca in the background where we see two explosions . This scene was shot around 11.30 in the morning with full sunlight. In the movie it looks like 9.30 in the evening. In post production we changed the full background with night plates of Casablanca and tracked it on the stabilised aerial shot. We replaced the sun by the moon and all unwanted elements were erased. Explosions were added.

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