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A Screaming Man

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Original title
Un homme qui crie
Year
Running time
92 min.
Country
Chad Chad
Director
Screenwriter
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Music
Wasis Diop
Cinematography
Laurent Brunet
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Chad-France-Belgium; Pili Films / Entre Chien et Loup / Goi-Goi Productions
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Present-day Chad. Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he feels socially humiliated. The country is in the throes of a civil war. Rebel forces are attacking the government. The authorities demand that the population contribute to the "war effort", giving money or volunteers old enough to fight off the assailants. The District Chief constantly harasses Adam for his contribution. But Adam is penniless; he only has his son....
Awards
2010: Cannes: Jury Prize
2010: Chicago International Film Festival: Silver Hugo - Best Actor (Youssouf Djaoro)
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