Supported by the Embassy of France, Alliance Francaise Lusaka, Institut Francasie


Present-day Chad. Adam, fifty-five, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N’Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he feels socially humiliated. The country is in the throes of a civil war. Rebel forces are attacking the government. The authorities demand that the population contribute to the “war effort”, giving money or volunteers old enough to fight off the assailants. The District Chief constantly harasses Adam for his contribution. But Adam is penniless.

Alliance Francaise Lusaka, Institut Francasie on TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2017 at 19h00

Q and A with The National Arts Council and Zambian Film makers on the quality of Local Productions.

Awards & Nominations
Cannes Film Festival 2010
Jury Prize Mahamat Saleh Haroun (Won)
Palme d’Or (Nominated)

Chicago International Film Festival 
Silver Hugo Award (Won)
Best Actor – Feature Youssouf Djaroro, Best Screenplay Mahamat Selah Haroun (Won)

Dubai International Film Festival 
Muhr AsiaAfrica (Won)
Best Actor – Feature – Youssouf Djaroro, Best Editor – Feature Marie Helene Dozo (Won)
Best Film – Feature – Mahamat Saleh Haroun (Won)

RiverRun International Film Festival 
Jury Prize – Best Actress Djeneba Kone (W0n)

  • Directed by Mahamat Saleh Haroun
  • Running Time: 1h32min
  • Year of Release: 2010
  • Country: Chad
  • Language: English Subs