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Catharsys or The Afina Tales of the Lost World (2018)

In the lost world, after a four months drought, an ordinary man randomly gets picked to be on a special radio show: Jamal Afina reveals an extraordinary journey of a life, through space and time, looking for his lost paradise.


Yassine Marco Marroccu, Mehdi Elkhaoudy (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Mohamed Zouaoui ... Afina
Aziz Dadas Aziz Dadas ... Chairrman
Kamal Kadimi Kamal Kadimi ... Hsseyne
Sonia Okacha Sonia Okacha ... Noura
Ljubisa Ristic Ljubisa Ristic ... Self
Mohamed Hassouni Mohamed Hassouni ... Don Pino
Younes Benzakour Younes Benzakour ... Conan
Sahar Seddik Sahar Seddik ... Haifaa
Fehd Benchemsi ... Fares
Soumaya Akaaboune Soumaya Akaaboune ... FBI Agent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hami Belal Hami Belal ... American Boy
David Benezra David Benezra ... Samy the postman
Nemanja Jovanovic Nemanja Jovanovic ... Ghost
Radio Zastava Radio Zastava ... Themselves


This is the story of a man on the verge of death. A man reveals an extraordinary journey of a life not being aware of his own death. It begins as a single, individual exploration of an ordinary person. An anonymous. Except, he's not. He's Jamal Afina. Afina has a hidden dream to find the lost love of his life while he is following his destiny all around the globe - from Eastern European theaters to training camps in the Sahara desert, and from the United States of 9/11 until the drained and polluted lost world, where the story is set. He is randomly picked to be the guest of the Morning Dark Show, a satirical radio show hosted by the famous Chairman, in order to represent the emptiness of an every-man from the streets. But the life story of this seemingly regular man will inspire all the listeners. The whole world will tune in to listen to the adventures of Jamal Afina.

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An artistic experience not a movie
21 November 2019 | by laasmiwalidSee all my reviews

Well the movie is difficult to comprehend and the tale of affina isnt that extraordinary. I would recommend it if you are not really interested in the scenario of a movie.

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24 November 2018 (Italy) See more »

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