Shortly after Muzamil was born, the village's holy man predicts that he will die at age 20. Muzamil's father can't stand the curse and leaves home. Sakina raises her son as a single mother, overly protective. One day, Muzamil turns 19.

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Amjad Abu Alala
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Islam Mubarak ... Sakina
Mustafa Shehata ... Old Muzamil
Moatasem Rashed Moatasem Rashed ... Young Muzamil
Bonna Khalid ... Old Naiema
Talal Afifi Talal Afifi ... Alnour
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mazin Ahmed Mazin Ahmed ... Old Jaiballah
Hassan Ali Hassan Ali ... Young Jaiballah
Mahmoud Elsarraj Mahmoud Elsarraj ... Sulaiman
Mohamed Khalil Mohamed Khalil ... Old Altayeb
Asjad Mohamed Asjad Mohamed
Amal Mustafa Amal Mustafa
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When searching for a blessing on the day of her firstborn child's naming ceremony, Sakina (Islam Mubarak) is instead given a curse. A travelling sheikh prophecies that her son, Muzamil (played first by Moatasem Rashed then as a teen by Mustafa Shehata), would die at the age of 20. In what is now a coming-of-death tale, a devastated Sakina is sentenced to mourn her son while he lives - an endeavor her husband could not stand to bear. Growing up under the constant loom of death, Muzamil becomes increasingly curious about what it means to live beyond his mother's confines. Encouraged by local elders, the overprotective Sakina relents and allows her son to study the Quran with the other children his age. And in this newly found freedom, Muzamil finds friends, enemies, love, and tempters, though what he truly seeks is a sense of the present and a chance at the future. Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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Official submission of Sudan for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021. See more »

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Sulaiman: You ask for forgiveness for your sins and yet you've never sinned. Try sinning.
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Features Cairo Station (1958) See more »

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underrated Masterpiece
27 December 2020 | by andrewisac-13465See all my reviews

This movie doesn't Just represent sudanese culture in a very unique prospective but it also represent to what extent thoughts can shape someone's life & what a human being life Really means if he lost everything

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12 February 2020 (France) See more »

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You Will Die at 20 See more »

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