30.09. - 09.10.2021

You Will Die at Twenty Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar 2019 | 103 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Amjad Abu Alala

AMJAD ABU ALALA (*1980) has Sudanese roots and studied media in the United Arab Emirates. He made several shorts that were shown at international festivals. You Will Die at Twenty is his debut feature and was to a great extent financed by European sources.

rated for 0 + years
Living with a sentence of death: a boy grows up with a curse and is treated in his village like a leper. Shortly after his birth, Muzamil and his parents are confronted with a fateful prophecy: an Islamic dervish foretells that the boy will die at 20. The father then leaves the family. Muzamil is brought up by his mother, who cares for but also overprotects the boy. The villagers avoid the cursed child, also because they see no point in having a relationship with someone who’s going to die soon anyway. Then Muzamil turns 19.
Original title: You Will Die at Twenty
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic
Section: Freihafen
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Amjad Abu Alala
Screenplay: Amjad Abu Alala, Yousef Ibrahim
Cast: Mustafa Shehata, Islam Mubarak, Mahmoud Elsaraj, Bunna Khalid, Talal Afifi, Amal Mustafa, Moatasem Rashid, Asjad Mohamed
Producer: Arnaud Dommerc, Hossam Elouan, Ingrid Lill Høgtun, Michael Henrichs
Director of Photography: Sébastien Goepfert
Music: Amine Bouhafa
Production Design: Rasha Fares
Editor: Hiba Osman
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Pyramide International
Production: Andolfi; Transit Films; Duofilm; Die Gesellschaft DGS; Station Films; Film Clinic
Contact: Michael Henrichs, Die Gesellschaft DGS:


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