Adam used to be a popular swimmer. For more than thirty years he has been happy working as a pool supervisor in a luxury hotel in N’Djamena, the capital city of Chad. However, Chinese investors take over the hotel and Adam is being degraded to parking attendant. Aside from that the civil war affects his yet peaceful life: rebels from the north advance on the capital and the district chief gives him the choice – either he donates money for the fight against the riots or his son Abdel gets pressed into service. Adam doesn’t have enough money.

Chad/FR/BE 2010
Regie: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
92min, 35mm, Farbe, OmU
Prix du Jury – Cannes 2010

2011, Archive, Feature Film, Fiction Film Competition, International Competition, Südwind-Award, Südwind-Award Nominated

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