After the end of the four-year civil war in Chad, all war criminals were given amnesty, including Nassara, now a modest baker. It is he who 16-year-old Atim is looking for to avenge the death of his father. Atim has Nassara take him on as an apprentice and patiently waits for the right moment.
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Sur les immuables thématiques de la vengeance, du pardon et de la culpabilité, une lente et amène oeuvre d'origine franco-tchadienne, efficace et sobre, d'une urgente bienvenue, fort justement primée au festival de Venise... www.cinefiches.com
A man who cannot speak and a man who cannot see, and between them the only possibility for reconciliation a boy who cannot remember the events he has to avenge. Simmering themes of hatred, revenge, forgiveness, family, and masculinity run through this minimalist parable and moral tale for a war-torn Chad - but Haroun also has a very keen grasp of human emotions and his characters speak volumes with deadened stares.
what sticks with me about this movie was that there was no soundtrack. the film was filled with striking silences which really allowed you to focus on the characters actions and expressions. wonderful movie. watch it.