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Red Terror (2008)

During Civil War in Ethiopia a father, marked by a family tragedy and torn between fear and love, is forced to take a stand

Director:

Joel Jonsson

Writers:

Dawit Fesseha (screenplay), Joel Jonsson (screenplay)

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Cast

Credited cast:
David Jadunath David Jadunath ... Mahari
Daniel Seyoum Daniel Seyoum ... Alemu
Yemane Josief Abraham Yemane Josief Abraham ... Colonel Birhanu
Senayt Mebrahtu Senayt Mebrahtu ... Genet
Yared Dibb Yared Dibb ... Tatek
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dawit Fesseha Dawit Fesseha ... Army Soldier
Markos Hughes Markos Hughes ... Lake
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Storyline

Red Terror tells the story of an Ethiopian family in the 1975 revolution. During the time of the Red Terror the Ethiopian army forced every first born male to join the battle against the rebellious liberation front. Scared of the ruthless dictatorship Mahari sends his son Alemu away to hide from the military forces. But when the army arrives and finds the son gone, they take Mahari instead; leaving behind his wife and his younger son Tatek. Knowing his father would be tortured and unable to bear this burden, Alemu trades himself for his father and joins the army while Mahari escapes reunites with his family. In a twist of fate the army returns to the village presenting the dead body of Alemu to the villagers, to make clear how they handle disobedience. This leaves Mahari with a tough decision to make. Written by Dominik Gerlach

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If your country, torn by civil war, threatens your family, which side do you choose?

Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

Amharic

Release Date:

10 June 2008 (South Africa) See more »

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Budget:

AUD30,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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