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14 kilómetros (2007)

Three people looking for a better life become stranded in the desert with little hope of survival in this drama from Spain. Buba (Adoum Moussa) is an auto repairman living in Niger with his... See full summary »

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Gerardo Olivares
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Credited cast:
Adoum Moussa Adoum Moussa ... Buba Biru
Aminata Kanta Aminata Kanta ... Violeta
Mahamadou Alzouma Mahamadou Alzouma ... Mukela Biru (as Illiassou Mahamadou Alzouma)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rachid Abeghraz Rachid Abeghraz ... Clandestinos marroquies
Mohamed Achemol Mohamed Achemol ... Clandestinos marroquies
Elmfeddel Adimo Elmfeddel Adimo ... Clandestinos marroquies
Ahoussani Ahmed Ahoussani Ahmed ... Figuration Niger
Hima Ahya Hima Ahya ... Figuration Niger
Aghali Alansar Aghali Alansar ... Figuration Niger
Ahmed Alansar Ahmed Alansar ... Figuration Niger
Alhassan Alansar Alhassan Alansar ... Figuration Niger
Alhassane Alansar Alhassane Alansar ... Figuration Mali
Maman Alansar Maman Alansar ... Figuration Niger
Ousmane Alansar Ousmane Alansar ... Figuration Niger
Tano Alansar Tano Alansar ... Figuration Niger
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Three people looking for a better life become stranded in the desert with little hope of survival in this drama from Spain. Buba (Adoum Moussa) is an auto repairman living in Niger with his brother Mukela (Illiassou Mahamadou Alzouma); their village is mired in poverty, and given Buba's talent as a football player, they decide to travel to Spain, where they believe Buba might have a shot at playing as a professional. Unable to travel legally into Europe, Buba and Mukela pay a smuggler $1,000 each for passage in the back of a panel truck into Algeria, where the can easily pass into Spain. En route, Buba and Mukela meet Violeta (Aminata Kanta), a teenage girl from Mali who is escaping an arranged marriage with a man she hates. During the trip into Algeria, the three begin to have doubts about the smugglers, and their fears become reality when they're dumped in the desert fourteen kilometers from their destination. Buba, Mukela and Violeta are told that they're only a four hour walk away... Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Ordinary story
13 February 2011 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

A travel to a better life. Two men, a girl, desert, expectations, borders and the new world. Pieces of documentary and story of gray slice of life. Ordinary story of gloomy universe. And definition of happiness 's price. The way of Buba is only page of escape, skin of hope, submission in more bitter circle. Symbols and images. Shadows of delicate expectation. Exploration of fear and hope, courage and obsession. A film like a leaf. Same colors of seasons and taste of dust. Same fire of dream. A basic tall about existence as fight against angels. Nothing impressive, nothing special. A lonely song out of time and words. A drama with many bones. A parable of joy. A message. Small, innocent, bleak. And to feel the freedom near a tree, in a Spanish park.


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Spain

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Arabic | Spanish

Release Date:

5 December 2007 (Spain) See more »

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14 Kilometers See more »

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$234,536
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1.85 : 1
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