INTERNATIONALES THEATERINSTITUT / MIME CENTRUM BERLIN

MEDIATHEK

FÜR TANZ

UND THEATER

MCB-SV-6654

Abdallah and Adrian

Autorenschaft
Beschreibung

Abdallah and Adrian meet on the day Abdallah takes his sick brother to a hospital in Sanaa. His brother has to stay overnight for medical observation.
In the meantime, Abdallah and Adrian start their odyssey in the old town: the narrow lanes, the gloomy bathes, the silent mosques... Their journey is full of adventures, which bring them closer together despite their cultural differences.
Abdallah is a young peasant from a traditional mountain village; Adrian - the son of a German mother and a Yemeni father - lives the privileged life of a single child in the capital.
Adrian invites Abdallah to spend the night at his parent´s house. Here, Abdallah is confronted with a Western way of life he is unfamiliar with. Before he returns to his village with his brother he invites Adrian to visit him in the mountains.
Now it is Adrian, who enters an unknown world without electricity, running water or asphalt streets. He joins Abdallah´s daily life in the village: Adrian gets to know the traditional games and dances, and discovers previously ignored parts of this own roots.
The village of Abdallah does no longer exist. In spring 2004 a rock fall destroyed this village and killed more than 400 inhabitants, among them Abdallah, his whole family, and most of the kids, who participated in this film.

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Regie
Standorte
MCB
Reihe
Aufnahmedatum
1995
Land
Yemen
Länge
73 min
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