Les Miserables (Sudan: 2007)


Gadalla Gubara and Sara Gubara

Cast list

Gamal Hassan as Jean Valjean


“For his first feature film in many years, the legendary filmmaker from Sudan has chosen to adapt Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Miserables for an African audience in the Arab language. The esteemed actor Gamal Hassan assumes the character of Jean Valjean from who is a man driven to crime and nefarious activities after circumstances have driven him in this direction. However, with the help of others he manages an incredible transformation. Gubara clearly saw this narrative as a significant parable concerning the will to change perceived as crucial for the future of Sudan.” (www.imdb.com)


"Cinema in Sudan: Conversations with Gadalla Gubara." Shadow and Act: On Cinema of the African Diaspora, 2012.

Les Miserables (2007).” IMDb, nd.

Bamuturaki Musinguzi “Country’s Unsung Film Hero.” Africa News Service, Highbeam Business 2008.

Zaki, Omar. "Gadalla Gubara: A Forgotten Filmmaking Legend" ThinkAfricaPress, 2009.

Academic Articles: 

Korinth, Nadja “The Omega Man: Gadalla Gubara and the Half-Life of Sudanese Cinema.” Bidoun Magazine, issue 20.

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The Devil Came on Horseback Sudan 2007 Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg
Les Miserables Sudan 2007 Gadalla Gubara and Sara Gubara
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