A Screaming Man

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2010
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A Screaming Man is the acclaimed 2010 drama from France and writer-director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. Adam (Youssouf Djaoro) is in his mid-fifties and has managed the pool manager at the nearby hotel in an unknown village in the country of Chad for thirty of them. Adam is content with his life as it keeps him considerably happy and even allows for his son to have a job as his assistant. But all of that changes when the hotel changes hands to new owners, unfortunately they do not see the worth in this long time employee and former swimming champion. Complacency gets the best of Adam when he is informed he no longer the pool assistant, and instead manning the front gate of the hotel. This shift to a job he does not like is further impacted by jealousy as he watches his son take over the position he never wished to give up. What is more is that Adam's village is become a more hostile place by the day, as warring rebels seem to draw closer to home. It is here that Adam makes a regretful choice with the leader of the resistance movement, leading to the heartbreak for himself and his family. Can Adam learn to accept his fate and make better the things he did to try and divert it, or will he be lost in the growing turmoil of war and suffering that will leave him A Screaming Man?moreless

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  • 90

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    It's a modest film, if only in scale and apparent budget, about some of the greatest questions in life, like the existence of God, our capacity to see beyond our own vanity and the...

  • 70

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Haroun is uninterested in big war scenes and is best at evoking the little details of life.

  • 60

    New York Daily News Joe Neumaier

    Haroun is achingly conscious of day-to-day decisions that seem small when they're made but can suddenly loom large.

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