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Imuhar, A Legend

A Feature film by Jacques Dubuisson

Produced by MP Productions

Release in France : 05/11/1997

    Synopsis

    Claire, Khénan's mother, has just died. He is eleven and has always lived in Paris. His mother was French. His father, Najem, is a Tuareg. Najem then takes him to see his family, in his country, a country that Khénan doesn't know: Niger. In the heart of the magnificent desert, Khénan has some unforgettable experiences. With his grandfather Kénuni, his aunt Tannès and his cousins, he discovers another way of life.

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    MP Productions

    French distribution :

    Diaphana Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

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    International releases (2)

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    Subject

    "Imûhar... This word that one feels like murmuring is the name that the Tuaregs give each other. It means "living being", "living free". When they move, they put everything they need in a bag. Such essential things are also present in their voices that, when they rise up, take on a sacred dimension, and in their silences that speak volumes. "Imûhar" is a philosophical tale. We hear the sounds of life, we discover the infinity of the desert that demands respect and dignity while revealing the value of things. We follow the journey of discovery of a young boy looking for his roots and soul before the important passage from adolescence to adulthood. This film, full of people inspired by a principle of delicacy, avoids the pitfalls of exoticism and feels like a rejuvenating experience that calls our basic notions into question." (Jacques Kerchache - specialist in primitive art)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Michel Propper

    Director of Photography :

    Antoine Roch

    Production Manager :

    Laurent Truchot

    Editor :

    Michèle Hollander

    Production Designer :

    Annick Denoyelle

    Costume designer :

    Azara

    Screenwriters :

    Jacques Dubuisson, Annick Denoyelle

    Sound recordists :

    Michel Kharat, Éric Tisserand

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Robert Schlockoff

    Assistant editor :

    Florence Leconte

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Eidel

    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Claude Lother

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    African dialect

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1997

    French release :

    05/11/1997

    Runtime :

    1 h 22 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    88.424

    Visa issue date :

    16/06/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1997

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1997)

    Selection

    14plus - Films for young people from 14 years of age