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When an Ethiopian boy moves in with distant relatives he takes his pet sheep with him but the upcoming holidays spell danger for his beloved friend.

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Yared Zeleke

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Yared Zeleke (screenplay), Yared Zeleke (story) | 3 more credits »
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3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Rediat Amare Rediat Amare ... Ephraïm
Kidist Siyum ... Tsion
Welela Assefa Welela Assefa ... Emama
Rahel Teshome Rahel Teshome ... Azeb
Surafel Teka Surafel Teka ... Solomon
Indris Mohamed Indris Mohamed ... Abraham
Bitania Abraham Bitania Abraham ... Mimi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mihiratu Alemu Mihiratu Alemu ... Neighbor V
Beletu Atenafu Beletu Atenafu ... Neighbor 2
Tigist Bayu Tigist Bayu ... Yohannes' Mother
Fetle Berhanu Fetle Berhanu ... Chicken Customer 2
Tsegaye Birhanu Tsegaye Birhanu ... Uncle Yakob
Rohama Demesa Rohama Demesa ... Shepherd Girl
Rohama Demise Rohama Demise ... Yasmin
Alem Desalegn Alem Desalegn ... Hanna
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When Ephraim, an Ethiopian boy, is sent from his homeland to live with distant relatives, he takes his beloved sheep with him. One day, his uncle announces that he will have to sacrifice his sheep for the upcoming religious feast, but Ephraim is ready to do anything to save his only friend and return home.

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Drama | Family

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It was selected as the Ethiopian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. See more »

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Exquisitely constructed motion picture.
2 December 2019 | by roreeewhiteSee all my reviews

Exquisitely constructed motion picture.

With some of the same impeccability of simple, but highly layered with meaning, storyline as the book "The Old Man and the Sea" by Hemingway, and to some similar degree the movie, "Lamb" carves, from an entirely different part of this planet, a focused seamless motion picture.

If they're making movies like this in Ethiopia, or by Ethiopians, please get us some more!!!


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Ethiopia | France | Germany | Norway | Qatar

Language:

Amharic

Release Date:

30 September 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Lammet See more »

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Ethiopia See more »

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1.85 : 1
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