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Daratt (Saison sèche)

Daratt (Saison sèche)

A Feature film by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Produced by Chinquitty Films

Release in France : 27/12/2006


    Chad, 2006. The government has granted an amnesty to all war criminals. Sixteen-year-old Atim is given a revolver by his grandfather and sent out to find the man who killed his father.
    Atim leaves his village and sets out for N’djamena to look for a man who he doesn’t even know. He quickly locates him: a former war criminal, Nassara is now settled, married, and runs a small bakery.
    With the firm intention of killing the older man, Atim makes Nassara believe that he’s looking for work and is taken on as an apprentice baker. Intrigued by Atim’s belligerence toward him, Nassara takes the boy under his wing and teaches him the art of making bread.
    As the weeks go by, a curious relationship develops between them. In spite of his repugnance, Atim seems to find in Nassara the paternal figure he’s always lacked; as for Nassara, he finds in this teenager a potential son.
    One day, Nassara proposes to adopt Atim.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Chinquitty Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Goï Goï Productions, Entre Chien et Loup

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

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    Photos (6)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Abderrahmane Sissako

    Screenwriter :

    Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

    Sound Recordist :

    Dana Farzanehpour

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Robert Schlockoff

    Sound Editor :

    Fred Meert

    Sound Mixer :

    Philippe Baudhuin

    Line Producer :

    Franck-Nicolas Chelle

    Director of Photography :

    Abraham Haile Biru

    Production Manager :

    Sékou Traoré

    Editor :

    Marie-Hélène Dozo

    Continuity supervisor :

    Laora Bardos

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Production language :

    African dialect

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium

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    Majority French (France, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

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    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)


    News (4)

    Selections (18)

    Istanbul Film Festival - 2007

    Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 2007)


    Cinema, the Mirror of our Times - Human Rights

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) - 2007

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) (The Netherlands, 2007)


    Main Program Section Feature Films

    Tallinn - Black Nights Film Festival - 2006

    Tallinn - Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia, 2006)


    Section "Panorama"

    BFI London Film Festival - 2006

    BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2006)


    Films selected

    Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma - 2006

    Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Canada, 2006)


    International Competition

    Venice International Film Festival  - 2006

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2006)


    Official Competition