aKasha

Directed by Hajooj Kuka
2018
99 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Hajooj Kuka’s gentle but incisive comedy, about a maverick rebel soldier in search of his beloved AK-47, satirises the grim realities of the South Sudanese civil war.

“Akasha” refers to the day of roundup after the rainy season, when rebel forces gather troops to return to the war against the government. Adnan is a young, feckless soldier on extended leave as a reward for shooting down a government drone with Nancy, the Kalashnikov rifle he loves more than anything. When Adnan inadvertently leaves Nancy with an estranged ex-girlfriend, he ends up on the run with Abdi, a pacifist, to avoid punishment for losing the gun. The oddball pair spend the day dodging troops and stumbling into comical misadventures. Director Kuka (Beats of the Antonov, SFF 2015) strikes a fine balance between slapstick, harsh truths about war and loving depictions of the Sudanese people and their land and culture.

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Sat 8 June
6:15pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Mon 10 June
1:45pm
Event Cinemas George St 5
Past Event Cancel
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Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Sudan, South Africa, Qatar, Germany
Language
In Arabic with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Director
Hajooj Kuka
Producer
Steven Markovitz
Cast
Ekram Marcus, Kamal Ramadan, Ganja Chakado
Screenwriter
Hajooj Kuka
Cinematographer
Giovanni Paulo Autran
Editor
Hajooj Kuka
Genre
Politics & Economics, Africa, Comedy
Company Credits
World Sales: Big World Cinema
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