Great African Films, Vol. 3: The Desert Ark/Daratt [DVD]
- SKU: 16996431
- Release Date: 08/26/2008
Best Buy is dedicated to always offering the best value to our customers. We will match the price, at the time of purchase, on a Price Match Guarantee product if you find the same item at a lower price at a Designated Major Online Retailer or at a local retail competitor's store.Here's how:
- If you find a qualifying lower price online, call 1-888-BEST BUY and direct a customer service agent to the web site with the lower price, or when visiting a Best Buy store, one of our employees will assist you.
- On qualifying products, Best Buy will then verify the current price to complete the price match.
Exclusions apply including, but not limited to, Competitors' service prices, special daily or hourly sales, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving. See the list of Designated Major Online Retailers and full details.
Algerian director Mohamed Chouikh set this Romeo and Juliet-themed tale in the Sahara: Young impoverished Amin (Hacen Abdou) and Myriam (Myriam Aouffen), from a wealthy family, are taken by surprise when they are found kissing in the dunes. Long-established religious traditions set various rivalries in motion, tearing the young lovers apart and creating turmoil in the village. At the time this film was released, there had been a series of massacres in Algeria, and Chouikh has explored all the social, religious, political, and geographical forces behind the wanton violence in his native land, in this allegory of two communities at war over a simple, innocent act of love. This Algerian-French-German co-production was shown at the 1997 Locarno Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
African filmmaker Mahamat-Saleh Haroun directed this lyrical tale of young man's desire to come to terms with his tragic past. Ali Barkai plays a young man from the nation of Chad whose father was killed before he was born. Looking for some sort of closure in his life, the young man decides to find the man who murdered his father; when he does, he gets a job working for the killer, at once pondering vengeance but also struggling to come to a place of forgiveness. Daratt received its world premiere at the 2006 Venice Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Myriam Aouffen - Myriam
- Messaouda Adami - Houria
- Hacen Abdou - Amin
- Amin Couikh
- Shyraz Aliane