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Waiting for happiness

Author: Abderrahmane SissakoNicolas RoyerMaji-Da Abdi.Khatra Ould Abdel KaderMaata Ould Mohamed AbeidAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : New Yorker Video, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : FrenchView all editions and formats
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This hypnotic tone poem confirms Sissako's talent for capturing the essence of a place through evocative imagery, Tatiesque comedy, and close observation of everyday life. Abdallah returns to his homeland, a seaside town of Nouadhibou in Mauritania, for an indeterminate amount of time. Now a stranger to his own community and language, the young man tries to absorb as much local color (literally and figuratively)  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Foreign films
Motion pictures
French language films
Hassaniyya dialect films
Arabic language films
Drama
Fiction films
Films for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Abderrahmane Sissako; Nicolas Royer; Maji-Da Abdi.; Khatra Ould Abdel Kader; Maata Ould Mohamed Abeid; Mohamed Mahoud Ould Mohamed; Nadia Ben Rachid; Jacques Besse; ARTE France.; Duo Films.; New Yorker Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1567304575 9781567304572
OCLC Number: 128324842
Language Note: French or Hassanya Arabic dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002.
Special features: Interview with the director; theatrical trailer; director's notes and bio; liner notes (with an essay by Jared Rapfogel).
Credits: Editor, Nadia Ben Rachid ; cinematography, Jacques Besse.
Cast: Khatra Ould Abdel Kader, Maata Ould Mohamed Abeid, Mohamed Mahoud Ould Mohamed.
Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 2.0 ; enhanced for 16/9 televisions ; compatible 4/3.
Other Titles: Heremakono :
En attendant le bonheur
Responsibility: ARTE France présente une coproduction ARTE France, Duo Films ; un film de Abderrahmane Sissako ; scénario et réalisation, Abderrahmane Sissako ; direction de production, Nicolas Royer, Maji-Da Abdi.

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This hypnotic tone poem confirms Sissako's talent for capturing the essence of a place through evocative imagery, Tatiesque comedy, and close observation of everyday life. Abdallah returns to his homeland, a seaside town of Nouadhibou in Mauritania, for an indeterminate amount of time. Now a stranger to his own community and language, the young man tries to absorb as much local color (literally and figuratively) before embarking for Europe.

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