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by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun


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....

international title: A Screaming Man
original title: Un homme qui crie
country: France, Belgium, Chad
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
film run: 92'
release date: NL 23/09/2010, FR 29/09/2010, BE 13/10/2010, DE 07/04/2011
screenplay: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
cast: Emil Abossolo M'Bo, Youssouf Djaoro, Diouc Koma, Djénéba Koné, Heling Li, Hadje Fatime Ngoua, Marius Yelolo
cinematography by: Laurent Brunet
film editing: Marie-Hélène Dozo
music: Wasis Diop
production: Pili Films, Entre Chien et Loup, Goï-Goï Productions (TD)
distributor: Pyramide Distribution, Cinéart, Cine Global


main awards/selection

Cannes 2010 Official Selection
Jury Prize
BFI London Film Festival 2010 

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