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Heremakono (2002)

The story of two people who cross paths in Nouhadhibou.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Khatra Ould Abder Kader ...
Khatra
Maata Ould Mohamed Abeid ...
Maata
Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed ...
Abdallah
Fatimetou Mint Ahmeda ...
Soukeyna, the mother
Nana Diakité ...
Nana
Makanfing Dabo ...
Makan
Santha Leng ...
Tchu
Baba Ould Mini ...
Sidi
Mickaël Onoimweniku ...
Mickaël
Diallo Ibrahima Sory ...
Diallo
Cheick Oumar Tembely ...
Omar
Jerib Ould Jiddou ...
Le chauffeur de taxi
Mohamed Salem Ould Dendou ...
Le docteur
Mohamed Lemine ...
Le réparateur électricien
Aminala Tembely ...
La petite fille aux tresses
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On the seacoast of Mauritania, some wait to go to Europe. Khatra, a spirited boy, wants an electric light so he can read at night. A stoic older man, Maata, tries to wire the room. Abdallah, a youth on his way to Europe, says good-bye to his mother. Nana looks back on the death of her daughter and her trip to Europe to inform the father. A girl takes singing lessons. Rooms have small windows, looking out onto foot traffic; transistor radios provide some link beyond. Huge ships anchor in the distance. The train comes through, stopping briefly. Offering a cigarette is a gesture of hospitality. Sand dunes and the ocean dominate the landscape. Hope springs amidst small expectations. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Budget:

€1,450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,982, 6 April 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,982, 6 April 2003
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masterpiece
3 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

A brilliant film. It reminded me of Tokyo Story in many ways, which is recommendation by itself. This portrait of people who wait and loose- family and friends, a picture of goodbyes and staying by yours. Truly fascinating. Sissako is one of the best authors of our time. He created a certain feeling that has got nothing to do with your standard expectations. It goes from the people, from the place, and from their time. He created such tempo between them that you can know exactly how they feel or in which state they are- just from the atmosphere of their faces. They sing. They behave. They maintain. Some don't. It's different from Kim Ki Duk films. People were looking comparisons even in there, but I think it goes on completely different levels.


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