Berlinale

The Roundup (aKasha)

Synopsis
Eine universelle Liebesgeschichte, aber in Zeiten des Krieges im Sudan in der Gegenwart. Wir folgen dem Rebellen Adnan, der sein Maschinengewehr AK-47 liebt, Adnans Schwarm Lina und dem der Armee entfliehenden Absi in schicksalhaften 24 Stunden.

Director's note
In the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions of Sudan, our lives are saturated with the rhetoric and ideology of war and revolution. But people here are also trying to live their normal lives – there is music and gatherings, romance and laughter. I find the juxtaposition of big philosophical ideas around revolution with the simple lives of people very compelling; it’s this contrast that I see daily. I want to make a film that is engaging and enjoyable to watch but still questions the state we are in. I want to explore the world we live in through a lighter story – using fiction to look more closely at our decisions and ambitions.


Weltpremiere
Venice International Film Festival 2018, Settimana della critica

Festivals und Preise (Auswahl)
Venice International Film Festival 2018
Torino International Film Festival 2018

Sudan / Südafrika / Katar / Deutschland
Regie: Hajooj Kuka
Produktion: Big World Cinema (Südafrika), Refugee Club (Sudan), Komplizen Film (Deutschland)
Deutscher WCF-Partner: Komplizen Film
Weltvertrieb: tba

Gefördert in der WCF-Jurysitzung im Juli 2017
Fördersumme: 40.000 €