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by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed


Guled and Nasra are a loving couple, living in the outskirts of Djibouti city with their teenage son, Mahad. However, they are facing difficult times: Nasra urgently needs an expensive surgery to treat a chronic kidney disease. Guled is already working hard as a gravedigger to make ends meet: how can they find the money to save Nasra and keep the family together?

international title: The Gravedigger's Wife
original title: The Gravedigger's Wife
country: Finland, Germany, France, Somalia
sales agent: Orange Studio
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Khadar Ayderus Ahmed
film run: 82'
screenplay: Khadar Ayderus Ahmed
cast: Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Abdoul-Aziz Ibrahim, Samaleh Ali Obsieh, Hamdi Ahmed Omar, Awa Ali Nour, Amina Ayanleh Omar
cinematography by: Arttu Peltomaa
film editing: Sebastian Thümler
art director: Antti Nikkinen
costumes designer: Anu Gould
music: André Matthias
producer: Robin Boespflug Vonier, Martin Hampel, Misha Jaari, Thanassis Karathanos, Mark Lwoff, Risto Nikkilä, Stéphane Parthenay
production: Oy Bufo Ab, Twenty Twenty Vision, Pyramide Productions
backing: Finnish Film Foundation
distributor: Orange Studio

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