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Imuhar, A Legend

A Feature film by Jacques Dubuisson

Produced by MP Productions

Release in France : 05/11/1997


    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.

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    Production and distribution (3)

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    MP Productions

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    "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

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    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

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    Production language :

    African dialect

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    Nationality :

    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 22 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR


    Festival Selections

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1997

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1997)


    Génération 14Plus