Waiting for Happiness

Dir. Abderrrahmane Sissako

France-Mauritainia 2002 | Colour | 93 mins | Cert U | Drama

Cast: Khatra Ould, Nana Diakite

At the edge of the vast Mauritanian desert lies the small coastal town of Nouadhibou. There, seventeen-year-old Abdallah is visiting his mother before emigrating to Europe. The melancholic young man finds himself a stranger in his own country; unable to speak the local language, he shies away from village customs and festivities and is less interested in traditional dress than the latest European fashions.

Available on: DVD

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