Berlinale

A screaming man (Un homme qui crie)

Synopsis
Present-day Chad. Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he feels socially humiliated. The country is in the throes of a civil war. Rebel forces are attacking the government. The authorities demand that the population contribute to the "war effort", giving money or volunteers old enough to fight off the assailants. The District Chief constantly harasses Adam for his contribution. But Adam is penniless; he only has his son...


World premiere
Cannes International Film Festival 2010, Competition

Theatrical release in Germany
April 7, 2011

Key festivals and awards
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2010
La Rochelle International Film Festival 2010
Durban International Film Festival 2010
Toronto International Film Festival 2010
Helsinki International Film Festival 2010
Warsaw Film Festival 2010
São Paulo International Film Festival 2010
Dubai International Film Festival 2010
Sundance Film Festival
Jury Prize, Cannes International Film Festival

Chad 2010
Director: Haroun Mahamat-Saleh
Producer: Pili Films (France)
German Distributor: Cine Global

Funded in the WCF jury session January 2011
Funding Amount: 5,000 €