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    Feature Film | 2014-2015 | Coming of Age, Drama | Ethiopia, France, Germany

    Brief synopsis

    A coming-of-age drama about 9 year-old Ephraim and his constant companion sheep, Chuni, in the vast volcanic canyon land of Ethiopia. Ephraim's affection for Chuni deepened after he lost his mother to famine the year before. Consequently, his beloved father sends him and Chuni faraway from their drought-stricken homeland to live with his distant relatives in a greener part of the country. Ephraim soon finds himself to be a homesick outcast who is always getting into trouble. When his uncle orders him to slaughter the sheep for the upcoming holiday feast, Ephraim devises a devious scheme to save Chuni and return to his homeland.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Rediat AmareEphraïm [L]
    Kidist SiyumTsion [SR]
    Rahel TeshomeAzeb [SR]
    Surafel TekaSolomon [SR]
    Welela AssefaEmama [SR]


    Director of photographyJosée Deshaies
    Steadicam operatorOlivier Merckx
    Costume designerSandra Berrebi
    DirectorYared Zeleke
    Script supervisorReni Jordan
    EditorVéronique Bruque
    ComposerChristophe Chassol
    ProducerJohannes Rexin
    Co-producerLaurent LavoléGloria Films
    Executive producerAma AmpaduSlum Kid Films
    Production designerLaurence Brenguier
    Line producerSascha Verhey
    Production driverMarkus StajicCrew&Cast...
    ScreenwriterGéraldine Bajard
    ScreenwriterYared Zeleke
    Script translatorMax Limper
    Production sound mixerTill Röllinghoff
    Boom operatorFabien Loucheurin amharic / Ethiopia / Un Certain Regard Cannes 2015
    Sound re-recording mixerTobias Fleig
    Sound designerCorinna Fleig

    Distributing companies

    Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH [de]


    Transportation, Travel and AccomodationUpper Level Travel GmbH


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Yared Zeleke2015Festival de Cannes [fr]Un Certain RegardNominated


    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 26/11/2015