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Title:

TEZA

Title German:MORGENTAU
Country:Äthiopien; Deutschland; USA 2008
Format:35 mm
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:140 Minutes
Film series:Africa goes Cologne - Cologne goes Africa (2007)


Director :Gerima, Haile
Screenplay:Gerima, Haile
Cinematography:Masini, Mario
Editing:Gerima, Haile
 Lillian, Loren
Music:Iyer, Vijay
 Mesfin, Jorga
Sound:Adan, Umbe
 Konken, Stephan
 Langenbach, Martin
  
Cast:Arefe, Aaron
 Beyene, Takelech
 Tedla, Abiye
Producer:Avril, Philippe
 Baumgartner, Karl
Production company:Negod-Gwad Productions
 Pandora Filmproduktion
 WDR



Storyline



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Set in Ethiopia and Germany, Teza examines the displacement of African intellectuals, both at home and abroad, through the story of a young, idealistic Ethiopian doctor, Anberber, from the 70s until nowadays. The film chronicles his internal struggle to stay true, both to himself and to his homeland. Now, at the age of 60, Anberber finally returns to his home village. Although he finds comfort with his ageing mother, he feels alienated by those around him after such a long absence. He is disillusioned and haunted by his past.
(FCAT)


Comment


Haïle Gerimas Kino beginnt da, wo die Realität über die Fiktion hinausgeht, zeigt die Zerrissenheit des Protagonisten beim Hin und Her zwischen Deutschland und Äthiopien, die von dem Schauspieler Aaron Arefe beeindruckend dargestellt wird.

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