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Director  Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Screenplay  Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Writer  Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
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Language  Arabic, French
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Release date  20 May 2002 (2002-05-20) (Cannes)
Initial release  November 22, 2002 (United Kingdom)
Cast  Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa (Tahir), Hamza Moctar Aguid (Amine), Zara Haroun (Achta, la mère), Hassan Boulama (Hassan), Mounira Khalil (la muette), Diego Mustapha Ngarade (l'oncle Adoum)
Music director  Ali Farka Toure, Diego Moustapha Ngarade
Similar movies  Set in Africa, Set in deserts, Dramas

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Abouna (Arabic: أبون‎‎, English: "Our Father") is a 2002 film by Chadian director Mahamat Saleh Haroun. It was filmed on location in Gaoui and N'Djamena, Chad. It was the Chadian submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 75th Academy Awards but was not nominated.

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Plot

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Two boys (Tahir and Amine) awake one morning to find that their father has abandoned their family. Shocked, they begin to misbehave. While surreptitiously watching a movie, they think they see their father speaking to them and steal the film to examine the frames. Their mother (Achta) eventually despairs and sends them to Koranic school. Unhappy, they plan their escape until the eldest boy falls in love with a deaf girl (Khalil).

Casting and production

Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa, who played the 15-year-old Tahir, was offered a choice of boys to play his younger brother Amine. He eventually chose eight-year-old Hamza Moctar Aguid because he felt that Aguid could really be his brother.

After each day for shooting, film was sent 2600 miles to Paris for processing. Only after waiting several days, when word came back that there were no problems, would shooting resume.

Awards

The film won the following awards:

  • 2002 Hong Kong International Film Festival: Firebird Award - Special Mention
  • 2002 Kerala International Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize and Golden Crow Pheasant
  • 2003 Ouagadougou Panafrican Film and Television Festival: Baobab Seed Award, Best Cinematography, INALCO Award and UNICEF Award for Childhood
  • References

    Abouna Wikipedia
    Abouna IMDb Abouna themoviedb.org


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