Port Djema (1998)

Port Djema
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 36mins.
Genres Thriller
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
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Edmee Doroszlai Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000004
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Theo Angelopoulos Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
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Frédéric Pierrot Actor Antoine Barasse 1 1000006
Claire Wauthion Actor Soeur Marie-Francoise 1 1000005
Nathalie Boutefeu Actor Alice 1 1000002
Christophe Odent Actor Jerome Delbos 1 1000003
Edouard Montoute Actor Ousman 1 1000004
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Tseggai Habte Actor n/a 1 1000012
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Samy Cohen Actor n/a 1 1000017
Haile Berkhane Actor n/a 1 1000016
Ambelit Behre Actor n/a 1 1000013
Matusala Te Wolde Actor n/a 1 1000014
Daniel Fesshaya Actor n/a 1 1000015
Jean-Yves Dubois Actor Dr Pierre Feldman 1 1000001
Synopsis
A Parisian surgeon, Pierre Feldman, comes to the imaginary North African country of Port Djema--a dusty remnant of the former French Empire in East Africa--to fulfill a promise he made to an old friend, Dr. Antoine Barasse, who ran a remote desert clinic from which he gave help to Assad rebels at war with the government. The promise: to find and save a missing young boy, whose photo Dr. Barasse had mailed to his collegue, Pierre, prior to his death. Pierre follows the steps of his friend in the capital port and shady cafes where subversives make their contacts. Guided by a rather too helpful taxi driver, he comes across brutalities in th courtside districts. Despite being warned about the danger, Pierre journey's into Antoine's clinic. He discovers a bruised and violent Africa, and above all the reverse side of humanitarian undertaking.
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