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Our Father (2002)
"Abouna" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  19 March 2003 (France)
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The lives of two brothers, who live in N'djamena, are upended when they awake one Saturday morning to find that their father has left the family. They are Amine, about eight years old, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa ...
Tahir
Hamza Moctar Aguid ...
Amine
Zara Haroun ...
Achta (Mother)
Mounira Khalil ...
The Mute Girl
Diego Moustapha Ngarade ...
Uncle Adoum (as Diego Mustapha N'Garade)
Koulsy Lamko ...
The Father
Garba Issa ...
The Headmaster
Ramada Mahamat ...
The teacher's wife
Hassan Boulama ...
Hassan
Sossal Mahamat ...
Teacher's assistant
Hadje Fatime N'Goua ...
The doctor
Nouraldine Mahamat Alio ...
Police chief
Christophe N'Garoyal ...
Factory manager
Haoua Tantine Abakar ...
Angry neighbour
Adoum Albert ...
Fighting boy
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The lives of two brothers, who live in N'djamena, are upended when they awake one Saturday morning to find that their father has left the family. They are Amine, about eight years old, playful and asthmatic, and Tahir, 15, handsome, quiet, his brother's protector. The boys go in search of their father, and find only trouble. Dad's leaving also debilitates their mother. The movies, a musical uncle, a village Koran school, a poster of a Moroccan beach, and a young deaf woman figure in the resolution. Is there any place for happiness, or is happiness only in storybooks? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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8 August 2003 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I read that this was the first feature length film from Chad (meaning, fully financed, with most cast/crew from Chad). So it is worth seeing just for that, to honor the filmmakers who, amidst all endeavours of making a film in a country that lacks resources for local cinema, were able to get things done. But one thing that struck me the most, technically, was the lighting in this film. Using layered structures of fore and backgrounds, for instance a character would be in the foreground sitting in a dark room by the window. He would appear as a dark silhouette, surrounded by a dark room, but in the back ground we see the view from outside the window. They obviously set their light exposures to outside to get the effect, but it is noticeable because of it being used several times. This and many other conscious decisions comment on the abilities of the filmmakers and their wilingness to employ the tricks of the trade, even if local cinema in Chad is very new.


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