6.9/10
718
8 user 36 critic

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 »
11 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Present-day Chad. Adam, fifty-five, 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 ... See full summary »

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Stars: Youssouf Djaoro, Diouc Koma, Emile Abossolo M'bo
Abouna (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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 »

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Stars: Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa, Hamza Moctar Aguid, Zara Haroun
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of two people who cross paths in Nouhadhibou.

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
Stars: Khatra Ould Abder Kader, Maata Ould Mohamed Abeid, Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed
Emitaï (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

As World War II is going on in Europe, a conflict arises between the French and the Diola-speaking tribe of Africa, prompting the village women to organize their men to sit beneath a tree to pray.

Director: Ousmane Sembene
Stars: Andongo Diabon, Robert Fontaine, Michel Renaudeau
The Law (1990)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Set in a pre-colonial African past, Tilai is about an illicit love affair and its consequences. Saga returns to his village after an extended absence to discover that his father has taken ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo
Stars: Rasmané Ouédraogo, Ina Cissé, Roukietou Barry
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Semi-documentary film about a man going to his home country of Chad after many years living in exile in France.

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Stars: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Garba Issa, Aïcha Yelena
God's Gift (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush. When the boy comes to, he is mute and cannot explain who he is. The peddler leaves him ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré
Stars: Serge Yanogo, Rosine Yanogo, Joseph Nikiema
Life on Earth (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In the last days of 1999, after a few shots of a French supermarket, abundant in food and color, we hear Dramane compose a letter home to his father in Mali whom he then visits in the ... See full summary »

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
Stars: Abderrahmane Sissako, Nana Baby, Mohamed Sissako
Adanggaman (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Gnoan M'Bala
Stars: Rasmané Ouédraogo, Albertine N'Guessan, Ziable Honoré Goore Bi
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Documents the rise and fall of a cruel and despotic village chief Guimba, and his son Jangine in a fictional village in the Sahel of Mali.

Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko
Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Habib Dembélé, Lamine Diallo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An African high school teacher flees his war-torn country for France, where he falls in love with a Frenchwoman who offers a roof for him and his family.

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Sandrine Bonnaire, Aalayna Lys
Le franc I (1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A penniless, fast-thinking musician buys a lottery ticket which he glues to his back door, in hopes of eventually retrieving his instrument from his exasperating landlady. The ticket wins, ... See full summary »

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty
Stars: Dieye Ma, Aminata Fall, Demba Bâ
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Chad | France | Belgium | Austria

Language:

Arabic | French

Release Date:

27 December 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dry Season See more »

Filming Locations:

Chad

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,352, 8 April 2007

Gross USA:

$3,303

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,251
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Soundtracks

Yeo da
Performed by Diego
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


1 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed