Soul Boy

Soul Boy

Deutschland / Kenia 2009/2010, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Nairobi, Kenya. 14-year-old Abila lives with his parents in Kibera, one of the largest slums in East Africa. One morning the teenager discovers his father ill and delirious. Someone has stolen his soul, mumbles the father as he sits huddled in a corner. Abila is shocked and confused but wants to help his father and goes in search of a suitable cure. Supported by his friend Shiku who is the same age as him, he learns that his father has gambled his soul away in the company of a spiritual woman. The teenager does not want to believe it and sets about looking for the witch. When he finally discovers her in the darkest corner of the ghetto, she gives him seven challenging tasks to save his father’s lost soul. Abila embarks on an adventurous journey which leads him right through the microcosm of his home town …


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Credits

All Credits

Director:Hawa Essuman
Creative supervisor:Tom Tykwer
Screenplay:Billy Kahora
Director of photography:Christian Almesberger
Assistant camera:Rafael Jeneral
Clapper loader:Bonnie Katei
Lighting design:Saul Ogada
Key grip:Peter Juma
Production design:Uli Hanisch
Editing:Ng'ethe Gitungo, Sabine Smit, Guy Wilson (Überwachung)
Sound editor:Matthias Lempert
Sound:Big Willie Kiumi
Audio mixing:Matthias Lempert
Music:Xaver von Treyer
  
Cast: 
Samson OdhiamboAbila
Leila Dayan OpolloShiku
Krysteen SavaneGeisterfrau Nyawawa
Frank KimaniMacharia
Joab OgollaAbilas Vater
Lucy GachanjaAbilas Mutter
Katherine DamarisAbilas Tante Susan
Kevin Onyango OmondiBojo
Calvin Shikuku OdhiamboKaka
Christopher AbugaAuktionator
Nordeen AbdulghaniWillie
Michael BabuKama
Peter Paul NjoguKimani
McLean WilsonAmy
Siobhain WilsonClaire
Nick RedingBrian
Jomo WilsonRafael
Jones Onyango AjwalaAlter Mann
Clementina MakokhaAlte Frau
  
Production company:One Fine Day Films (Berlin)
in co-production with:Ginger Ink Films (Nairobi)
Producer:Tom Tykwer, Marie Steinmann
Co-Producer:Verena Rahmig, Guy Wilson, Ginger Wilson, Sarika Lakhani
Associate producer:Dirk Wilutzky
Location manager:Peter Gachanja
Shoot:: Kibera
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf)
Length:1641 m, 66 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 20.08.2010, 124048, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (SE): 30.01.2010, Göteborg, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 02.12.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (DE/KE) Soul Boy

Versions

Original

Length:1641 m, 66 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 20.08.2010, 124048, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (SE): 30.01.2010, Göteborg, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 02.12.2010
 

Awards

FBW 2010
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