THE GRAVE DIGGER

By Khadar AHMED

SONS OF LUMIÈRE LTD. - as PROD

Social issues - Development 2017

The Grave Digger is a drama by Khadar Ahmed which tells the story of a middle-aged Somali grave digger Guled and his wife Nasra, who live in poverty in Djibouti.?

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Social issues, First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • FINLAND, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Khadar AHMED
    • Writer(s)
    • Khadar AHMED
    • Producer(s)
    • Mete SASIOGLU (Sons of Lumière), Birgit KEMNER (Manny Films), Philippe GOMPEL (Manny Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Guled, a struggling grave digger, is working hard to make the ends meet. Suddenly, he finds himself facing a seemingly hopeless situation; his beloved wife Nasra, who suffers from a chronic kidney disease, desperately needs a transplant. Otherwise, she will die. 

An appropriate donor is found, but it’s not the end of the struggle – not willing to give it away for free, he wants 5000 US dollars for the kidney. That is way more than what Guled makes in a year. In order to save his wife’s life, Guled and his 12-year-old son, Mahad, have two weeks to come up with the money. How far will they go?
    • Partners & financing
    • Co-production with Manny Films (France).
    • Production schedule
    • 03-04/2017 - Filming
      05-07/2017 - Editing
      07-09/2017 - Sound post production
      09/2017 - Color grading. Mixing.
      10/2017 - Mastering. Subtitles
      Spring 2018- Premiere
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 05, 2017
    • End of shooting
    • Apr 23, 2017
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