Abouna
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Abouna

2002
Drama
1h 24m
Two brothers struggle for survival after their father abandons the family. While little changes in their outward situation at first, Abouna charts the gradual process of losing one's identity and forging something new. When the boys spend too much time searching for their father, their resulting troubles take them far beyond the world they had known. (Summary by Icarus)
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Abouna

2002
Drama
1h 24m
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Rated 31 Mar 2009
35
54th
"...it didn't come across as an African film made by and for Africans. Instead it felt like a world cinema piece, aimed squarely at European and North American audiences..."
Rated 18 Feb 2009
3
40th
"Mahamat-Saleh Haroun blends wry humour and youthful optimism to make this a provocative and uplifting experience."
Rated 25 Oct 2010
82
69th
While I liked Haroun's film Daratt a bit more for its thematic depth, this simple story of two brothers' fight for survival reveals his talent and skill as a filmmaker. I loved the chemistry of the two brothers, the occasional insertion of dry humor, and the underlying sense of hope. Haroun's film charts both the loss of one's old identity and the search for a new one in the face of cataclysmic change. As in life, some will fail, while others persevere.
Rated 12 Feb 2012
2
29th
It's ok.

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