Mao has a pallet repair business and a heavy vehicle garage in an anonymous industrial area of a Paris suburb. He decides to open up amosque for his employees, but he designates an imam for it without consulting with t...展开hem. Some of the workers object to the choice, and aggravated social conflict soon follows. Going against all clichés, after Wesh wesh, qu’est-ce qui se passe ? and Bled Number One, Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche pursues his amusing poetic plunge deep into the heart of the world of Maghreb immigration, and this time, into the working world. His film, themed on the color red, is an involved work as well as a work of art, a forum where civil dialogue and religious questions are expressed with a great freedom. Backing up his extremely personal mise-en-scène, Ameur-Zaïmeche invents characters in rhythm with the movement of the pallets that the actors move about, in the theatrical setting of the company workplace. A poetic masterwork full of humor and tenderness, Dernier maquis was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight this year in Cannes.