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Beti and Amare (2014)

Beti, a young Ethiopian girl has escaped Mussolini's troops and found refuge in the south of Ethiopia. Here, Beti has to battle the unwelcome sexual advances of the local militia. Then a ... See full summary »

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Andy Siege

Writer:

Andy Siege
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Hiwot Asres Hiwot Asres ... Beti
Pascal Dawson Pascal Dawson ... Amare
Yonas An Kidane Yonas An Kidane ... 2Nd Rider
Biniyam Kore Biniyam Kore ... Main Rider
Delelegne Sharwe Delelegne Sharwe ... 3Rd Rider
Andy Siege Andy Siege
Mahdere H Sisay Mahdere H Sisay ... Official
Atrsaw Wisenbet Atrsaw Wisenbet ... Grandfather
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Beti, a young Ethiopian girl has escaped Mussolini's troops and found refuge in the south of Ethiopia. Here, Beti has to battle the unwelcome sexual advances of the local militia. Then a spaceship cracks through the clouds, its cargo, love. Written by Anonymous

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USA | Spain | Romania | Germany | Canada | Ethiopia

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14 April 2016 (Germany) See more »

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Бети и Амар See more »

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€14,000 (estimated)
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Color
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On March 5th 2012, Director Andy Siege, celebrated his 27th birthday on the set of his first feature film, Beti and Amare. See more »

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Visually striking, but uninvolving
20 October 2014 | by reev0See all my reviews

In 1930s Ethiopia, Beti is a teenage girl, at threat from the young men of the local militia and on guard from Italian soldiers. Then fate intervenes in the form of an alien visitor... or is that in her mind? Honestly, as the film jumps from colour to monochrome without discernible reason, and as two, or possibly three, interpretations of events conflate, it's hard to say what has happened - but nor was I particularly interested.

It's a visually striking film - really impressively so given the reported budget of USD13,000 and tiny crew - and Hiwot Asres gives a strong central performance. But it's underwritten and doesn't seem to amount to much. There's enough here to suggest that Siege the director may be worth keeping an eye on, but not enough to recommend this film.


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