Chad, 2006. The government has granted amnesty to all war criminals. Atim, 16 years old, is given a revolver by his grandfather so that he may kill the man who killed his father. He quickly locates him: former war criminal Nassara is now married and settled down as the owner of a small bakery. With the firm intention of avenging his father, Atim gets closer to Nassara under the guise of looking for work, and is hired as an apprentice baker. Intrigued by Atim's attitude toward him, Nassara takes him under his wing and teaches him the secrets of making bread and over the weeks, a strange relationship evolves between the two. Despite his disgust, Atim seems to recognise in Nassara the father figure he has always needed, while Nassara sees the teenager as a potential son. One day, he suggests adoption Mahamat Saleh Haroun has crafted a moving modern parable that is a worthy follow up to his previous film Abouna. It shows how personal strength and wisdom can overcome the cycles of violence that are felt by many countries and confirms Haroun as a committed humanist as well as a gifted filmmaker. Extras: Director Q&A
Chad, 2006. With the government granting amnesty to all war criminals, 16-year-old Atim is given a gun by his grandfather as a means to extract revenge upon the man who killed his father. Atim soon locates his quarryNassara--and bides his time in order to get closer to him. Nassara is now settled with a family, running a local bakery. Unknowingly, Nassara hires Atim to work in the bakery and takes him under his wing as an apprentice. A strange alliance is soon formed, as Atim begins to see in Nassara the father figure he never had.
Abderamane Abakar, Ali Barkai, Khayar Oumar Defallah, Youssouf Djaoro
28 Jan 2008
Region 2 (Európa)
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