Abouna (Our Father)

  • Abouna (Notre père)
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2002
Format : Feature
Running time : 85 (in minutes)

15-year-old Tahir and 8-year-old Amine wake up one morning to learn that their father has left home. The brothers decide to find him and wander through the city. Deeply disturbed by this sudden disappearance, they begin to hang about, play hooky and go to the movies, where, one day, they think they recognize their father on the screen. They manage to steal the reels and look for his face on the film, but the police arrest them. Weary of their antics, their mother sends them far away to study in a religious school.

Mahamat Saleh Haroun. France/Chad.
2002. 84 mins. French and Arabic with English Subtitles.

Réalisation-Directed by : Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Scénario-Screenplay : Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Image-Cinematography : Abraham Haile Biru
Son-Sound : Marc Nouyrigat, Olivier Laurent, Laurent Dreyer
Montage-Editor : Sarah Taouss Matton
Musique-Music : Diego Mustapha Ngarade
Décor-Set : Laurent Cavero
Production : Chinguitty Films (ex-Duo Films), Goï-Goï Productions, avec le soutien du Fond Sud Cinéma et du ministère des Affaires étrangères (ADC Sud)
Distribution : MK2

Interprètes-Cast : Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa (Tahir), Hamza Moctar Aguid (Amine), Zara Haroun (la mère), Mounira Khalil (la muette), Koulsy Lamko (le père), Garba Issa (le marabout).

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs - Cannes 2002
Représentant officiel du Tchad Oscars 2003

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PORTUGUESE
Amine, de cerca de oito anos, e Tahir, de 15, vivem com os pais na capital do Chade, N'djamena. Numa manhã de sábado, ao acordar, são surpreendidos pela notícia de que o pai abandonou a família. Juntos, decidem sair à sua procura, mas só encontram problemas. A partida do pai também debilitou a mãe das crianças. O cinema, um tio músico, uma escola muçulmana, um poster de uma praia no Marrocos e uma mulher jovem e surda surgem como solução. A felicidade está em algum lugar ou apenas nos livros? Classificação: 14 anos.

de Mahamat-Saleh Haroun; ficção, 81' (Chade, 2002). Com Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa, Garba Issa, Hamza Moctar Aguid, Koulsy Lamko, Mounira Khalil, Zara Haroun.

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