A Screaming Man

Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Film Movement
102 Minutes
Chad, France, Belgium
French, Arabic
Drama, Black Cinema
Not Rated
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Adam, a 60-something former swimming champion, is a pool attendant at a hotel in Chad. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son, Abdel, leaving Adam humiliated and resentful. Meanwhile the country is in the throes of civil war. Rebel forces attack the government while the authorities demand the population to contribute to the "war effort," with money or volunteers old enough to fight. The District Chief constantly harasses Adam for his contribution. But Adam is penniless; he only has his son. In a moment of weakness, Adam makes a decision that he will forever regret.


  • Youssouf Djaoro
DVD Features

Bonus short: Expectations, directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Beautifully composed...absorbing!"
    Todd McCarthy, indieWIRE
  • Highest Rating
    "Directed with great confidence...this is pure-grade art cinema!"
    Robert Koehler, Variety
  • Highest Rating
    "Quietly powerful! A welcome wake-up call about what's going on in the world."
    Peter Brunette, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Highest Rating
    "CRITIC'S PICK. “A Screaming Man” is a quiet, tender, finally wrenching story of an individual at the intersection of the personal and the political. "
    Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

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