The closet is literal in the emotional new family drama El Houb (The Love)

Karim (Fahd Larhzaoui), a successful Moroccan-Dutch businessman, is so caught up in his panic about coming out to his traditional Muslim parents that he barricades himself in their closet… literally.

As he feverishly revisits his childhood memories, negotiates a budding romance with a new Ghanaian boyfriend and wages a long-delayed battle royale to uproot his family’s conservative attitudes, he must also face his the societal and personal biases that have brought him to the brink.

Fluctuating from humorous to more serious, El Houb (The Love) is a dark comedy loosely based on the experiences and theater work of Fahd Larhzaoui, who not only stars in the film, but made contributions to the screenplay.

Watch the trailer for El Houb (The Love) below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD April 4th.