Somewhere in the Moroccan desert, a thief (Younes Bouab)leaves his car at the foot of a hill to climb to the top to bury a satchel full of money – and get caught by the police. Ten years later, released from prison, he returns to unearth his bounty, but a mausoleum has been built on the site. He settles in a nearby hostel, biding his time to recover his hidden bounty.
But fate has other ideas – The Mausoleum of the Unknown Saint becomes the most coveted place in the village and the thief’s journey is tangled with a cast of colorful characters, each with their own relationship to the unknown saint.
The debut feature from award-winning short filmmaker Alaa Eddine Eljem is a witty and absurdist exploration of faith, spirituality, and greed.