A Screaming Man

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Original title Un homme qui crie
Category War, Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2010
Production Country
Directors Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Cast Youssouf Djaoro, Dioucounda Koma, Emile Abossolo M'bo, Hadje Fatime N'Goua, Djénéba Koné, Marius Yelolo, Djénéba Koné, Li Heling, Rémadji Adèle Ngaradoumbaye, John Mbaiedoum, Sylvain Mbaikoubou, Abdou Boukar, Fatimé Nguenabaye, Gérard Ganda Mayoumbila, Mahamat Choukou
Distributor Thunderbird Releasing

Synopsis

Selected for the Official Competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, A SCREAMING MAN is a meditative feature about paternal pride against the backdrop of a war, from award-winning director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (ABOUNA; DARATT). Former swimming champion Adam is now a pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel, taking fierce pride in his job. His grown-up son Abdel helps him out, but when the hotel is taken over by new Chinese owners, it is Abdel who gets the pool attendant job, and Adam is demoted to the post of gatekeeper. Hurt and resentful, Adam is left seething with humiliation. With the country in the throes of civil war and rebel forces attacking the government, the authorities are demanding that citizens contribute money or volunteer for the war effort. Adam is constantly harassed by the District Chief to make his contribution, but he is penniless. In haste, he commits a terrible act of betrayal, with devastating consequences.