Sun 2 Nov| 15:30| Hackney Picturehouse
Dir. Stefan Jäger
Switzerland/Ethopia. 2013. 91min. Colour. English, Amharic with English subtitles.
In this feel-good comedy for all the family we meet Ethiopian street kid Admassu, a spritely schemer with hopes of escaping poverty through football stardom. Such an opportunity arises in the form of Franz, an unwitting international sports mogul who visits Adis Ababab on a PR campaign promoting football as a fountain of hope for the Ethiopian people. After Admassu’s plot to kidnap Franz goes awry, the two find themselves alone together trying to navigate the East African wilderness. On their rambling journey, they attempt to out-scheme each other and outrun chance, but they also come upon a genuine opportunity to redefine themselves.
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