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The Gravedigger's Wife

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Khadar Ayderus Ahmed // Finland, Germany, France, 2021
Fiction Feature // FF2021
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A wonderful love story from Djibouti which shines a light on the health crisis in Africa. Guled and Nasra (Yasmin Warsame) have a good, strong relationship. Together with their teenage son Mahad, they live on the outskirts of the capital of Djibouti. They are facing difficult times: Nasra has a chronic kidney illness and urgently needs an expensive operation. Guled already works very hard as a gravedigger: how can they get the money to save Nasra and keep the family together?

 

 

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KHADAR AYDERUS AHMED (*1981 in Mogadishu) lives in Finland and has already made several successful shorts, including The Night Thief (2017). The Gravedigger’s Wife is his debut feature.

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The Gravedigger's Wife

Fiction Feature

Somali

Kaleidoskop//FF2021


Finland, Germany, France

2021

83 min

OV with German and English subtitles

Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Abdoul-Aziz Ibrahim, Samaleh Ali Obsieh, Hamdi Ahmed Omar, Awa Ali Nour, Amina Ayanleh Omar

Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Risto Nikkilä, Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel, Stéphane Parthenay, Robin Boespflug-Vonier

Arttu Peltomaa

Karri Niinivaara

Sebastian Thümler

Andre Matthias

Antti Nikkinen

Anu Gould

Burkhardt Althoff (ZDF), Doris Hepp (Arte)

Orange Studio

Oy Bufo Ab (Finland); Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion (Germany); Pyramide Productions (France)

ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel

Arte; Yle; The Finnish Film Foundation; L'Aide aux cinémas du monde - Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée - Institut Français; Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein; World Cinema Fund; Doha Film Institute; The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture; Kirkon mediasäätiö; Konstsamfundet

Thanassis Karathanos, Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion: office@twentytwentyvision.eu

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