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Dry Season (2006)

Daratt (original title)
Chad, 2006. After a forty-year civil war, the radio announces the government has just amnestied the war criminals. Outraged by the news, Gumar Abatcha orders his grandson Atim, a ... See full summary »
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Ali Barkai Ali Barkai ... Atim
Youssouf Djaoro ... Nassara
Aziza Hisseine Aziza Hisseine ... Aicha, la femme de Nassara
Khayar Oumar Defallah Khayar Oumar Defallah ... Gumar Abatcha, le grand-père d'Atim
Djibril Ibrahim Djibril Ibrahim ... Moussa
Hadje Fatime N'Goua Hadje Fatime N'Goua ... La tante de Moussa (as Fatimé Hadje)
Garba Issa Garba Issa ... Le voisin de Nassara
Abderamane Abakar Abderamane Abakar ... Le soldat du taxi brousse
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Storyline

Chad, 2006. After a forty-year civil war, the radio announces the government has just amnestied the war criminals. Outraged by the news, Gumar Abatcha orders his grandson Atim, a sixteen-year-old youth, to trace the man who killed his father and to execute him. Atim obeys him and, armed with his father's own gun, he goes in search of Nassara, the man who made him an orphan. It does not take long before he finds him. Nassara, who now goes straight, is married, goes to the mosque and owns a small bakery. After some hesitation Atim offers him his services as an apprentice. He is hired then it will be easy for him to gun down the murderer of his father. At least, that is what he thinks... Written by Guy Bellinger

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During the production, the city of N'Djamena where the crew was filming was attacked by rebel forces, causing production to shut down. The production was almost abandoned due to the danger faced by the cast and crew. See more »

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editing please
15 June 2009 | by PIST-OFFSee all my reviews

perhaps the stereotypes of Americans being impatient with storytelling and in need of action is true. i found myself perpetually bored by this film. this in and of itself would not be such a bad thing, lots of film bore me. but this one actually has some decent storytelling to it. the problem comes from a lack of willingness to edit down the film, to move things along. too many shots of characters sitting around looking as if they are waiting to be filmed or photographed, glances caught at some distant nothing. mock modeling sessions for calvin klein ads. shots that consist of little more than a character walking across the frame. some tighter editing would have brought this same story in at around 45 to 50 minutes and would have lost nothing but fillers and time killers.


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Country:

Chad | France | Belgium | Austria

Language:

Arabic | French

Release Date:

27 December 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chad

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,352, 8 April 2007

Gross USA:

$3,303

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,251
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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