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Ball, The

Original title: Balon
German title: Ball, Der
Italy, 2017

Director: Scimeca, Pasquale
Production company: Arbash Società Cooperativa
Co-producers: Rai Cinema
Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Length: 94 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Amin is a boy about ten years old who loves football and lives in a village in the north of Nigeria.

One day, Boko Haram militants burst into the village, burning the houses and killing Amin's parents and brothers. He manages to escape with Isokè, his sister, and the two start a journey into the unknown with a sole, far away destination: Europe.

They cross the desert, risking their lives in several occasions. At last, they reach Libya, where they are captured and imprisoned. They stay there for more than a month, working as slaves in a greenhouse, until they find a spot on a boat. However, a violent storm rages during the night...

Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2017, Castellinaria Bellinzona 2018 (awarded)

World sales address/es:
Coccinelle (IT)

Sold to:
Arbash (It)