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Macondo (2014)

An 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.

Director:

Sudabeh Mortezai

Writer:

Sudabeh Mortezai (screenplay)
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2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ramasan Minkailov ... Ramasan
Aslan Elbiev Aslan Elbiev ... Isa
Kheda Gazieva Kheda Gazieva ... Aminat
Rosa Minkailova Rosa Minkailova ... Rosa
Iman Nasuhanowa Iman Nasuhanowa ... Iman
Askhab Umaev Askhab Umaev ... Askhab
Hamsat Nasuhanow Hamsat Nasuhanow ... Deni
Champascha Sadulajev Champascha Sadulajev ... Champascha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denise Teipel Denise Teipel ... Police Officer
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Storyline

Ramasan has a lot of responsibility for an 11-year-old. In traditional Chechen society, he is now considered the man of the house in charge of his mother and two younger sisters. His world is now centered in Macondo, a tough ethnic neighborhood in the industrial suburbs of Vienna. Ramasan speaks German much better than his mother Aminat, and he often translates for her regarding school and government welfare matters. Aminat is still coping with having lost her husband, fleeing Chechnya and trying to make ends meet as a single mother and foreigner in a new society. Ramasan's confined world is disrupted when Isa, his father's war buddy, moves into the low-income housing complex. Isa pays his respects to Aminat and her children, giving them the watch and a family photo his dead friend always carried with him. This encounter awakens Ramasan's interest in his father. He seeks Isa's company, but the outsider remains secretive about the past. Isa gradually opens up and a bond evolves between... Written by FreibeuterFilm

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German | Chechen | Arabic

Release Date:

14 November 2014 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Le petit homme See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Sudabeh Mortezai's directorial film debut. See more »

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