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Hajooj Kuka

The Roundup2018-11-02T10:59:28+00:00

Synopsis

“An offbeat Sudanese love story set in a time of civil war. Adnan is a Sudanese war hero whose love for his AK-47 are rivalled only by his feelings for Lina, his long-suffering sweetheart. When Adnan is late to return to his military unit after leave, the army commander launches a “kasha” to round up truant soldiers. Distracted by Lina, Adnan is caught off guard and makes a run for it. He joins up with Absi, a lover-not-a-fighter type who is dodging the kasha. Together, these two unlikely friends plot ways to reunite Adnan with his gun – and with Lina. Through a series of wry and humorous incidents over 24 hours, akasha explores life and love in rebel-held areas of Sudan.“ (Production Company)

Sunday, 25.11.2018 – 7.15 pm, theater 8 (presented by Vincenzo Bugno)
Monday, 26.11.2018 – 7.15 pm, theater 8
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In cooperation with the World Cinema Fund (WCF) of the Berlinale and the support of the Goethe-Institut

    

Credits

+++ Berlin Premiere +++

Director: Hajooj Kuka
Screenplay: Hajooj Kuka
OT: aKasha
Country: Sudan, South Africa, Qatar, Germany 2018
Production: Refugee Club, Big World Cinema, Komplizen Film – with the support of the World Cinema Fund of the Berlinale
Cast: Ekram Marcus, Kamal Ramadan, Ganja Chakado, Abdallah Alnur
Format: DCP / coulour
Length: 78 min.
Language: Arab OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: /
Festivals: Venice, Toronto, Tübingen etc.