A Screaming Man / Un homme qui crie

A Screaming Man / Un homme qui crie

Director : Mahamat-Saleh Haroun /  France, Belgium, Chad / 92 / French, Arabic / 2010

Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a luxury 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. His country, Chad is in the throes of a civil war. Rebel forces are attacking the government. The authorities demand that the population contributes 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; he only has his son.

Director and Screenplay Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Producer Randy Florence
DoP Laurent Brunet
Editor Marie-Helene Dozo
Music Wassip Diop
Sound Design Dana Farzanehpour
Cast Youssouf Djoro, Diouc Koma, Emile Abossolo M’bo, Marius Yelolo

Jury prize at the Cannes, Silver Hugo at the Chicago International
Film Festival, Lumiere Award, Magritte Award