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Running Against the Wind (2019)

In Ethiopia, two men are running to achieve their dreams.

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Jan Philipp Weyl
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Credited cast:
Mikias Wolde Mikias Wolde ... Solomon
Ashenafi Nigusu Ashenafi Nigusu ... Abdi
Joseph Reta Belay Joseph Reta Belay ... Kiflom
Samrawit Desalegn Samrawit Desalegn ... Genet
Genene Alemu Genene Alemu ... Coach
Yemariam Melkamu Yemariam Melkamu ... Fikir
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alamudin Abduselam Alamudin Abduselam ... Young Solomon
Kenny Allen Kenny Allen ... Sport Journalist
Sintayehu Arega Sintayehu Arega ... Tatek the Gangester Boss
Gebre Assfa Gebre Assfa ... Gebre
Beyanesh Ayalew Beyanesh Ayalew ... Itiye Beyanesh
Ferhane Beker Ferhane Beker ... Young Abdi
Girma Biru Girma Biru ... Team Assistant Mekonnen
Dagmawit Darasfa Dagmawit Darasfa ... Sara Dagi
Mahlete Dereje Mahlete Dereje ... Young Genet
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In Ethiopia, two men are running to achieve their dreams.

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Instant African Classic Film
25 December 2019 | by GeneHDavisSee all my reviews

Lyrical, beautifully filmed, Running Against The Wind captures the heart and satisfies the call for uplifting stories about Africa. Auteur-Director Jan Phillip Weyl's debut feature is an instant classic. Two boys from a poverty-stricken village with no prospects are drawn to the big city, where one succumbs to the easy attraction of street life and a destructive lifestyle; the other rises to the top to become an Olympic runner. Against all odds, the find each other. But is it too late?


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Country:

Ethiopia | Germany

Language:

Amharic

Release Date:

14 September 2019 (Ethiopia) See more »

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