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Adama

Adama

Simon Rouby

France | 2015 | Genre: Children Animation, Drama | first feature film | running time: 85’

"By focusing on a disturbing historical event, the movie successfully redefines reality through fantasy."
Samuel Antichi - Cineuropa

festivals & awards

Competition, Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2015

synopsis

12 year­ old Adama lives in a remote village in West Africa, sheltered by the Cliffs. Out, beyond, lies "the land of breaths", the kingdom of wicked spirits hungry for war. When Samba, his elder brother, suddenly vanishes from the village, Adama decides to set off in search of him. Accompanied first by Abdou, a tragically lucid griot, then by Maximin, a street urchin who is his own negative twin, he crosses a Europe in the grip of war. We're in 1914 and Adama travels to the hell of the frontline in order to free his brother. Ultimately, Adama's love for his brother will open an unexpected way to his initiatory journey.

info

Adama
original title

Adama

genre

Children Animation, Drama

country

France

running time

85’

produced by

Naïa Productions - France

in co-production with

Pipangaï - France
France 3 Cinéma - France
Orange Cinema Series - France
Albatros - France

directed by

Simon Rouby

written by

Simon Rouby, Julien Lilti

sales

Naïa Productions

In this vibrantly animated odyssey, a young boy ventures outside the forbidden cliff walls of his secluded West African village in 1916 in search of his older brother.
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2011
Script&Pitch 2010

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Julien Lilti

Scriptwriter, Film Director

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Simon Rouby

Film Director

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Philippe Aigle

Distribution, Production